The ASX200 breaks through 6000

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Australian shares broke through the 6000 point level on the ASX200 today for the first time in seven weeks.

A short time ago, the index was at 6,010.60, up 27.90 points or 0.47%, heading to its third day in a row of gains. The ASX200 rose by 3.9% in April.

The major banks were leading the charge higher with the ANZ — which today posted a 4% rise in half year cash profit to $3.493 billion — up 1.9% to $27.36.

The NAB, which is due to announce its results on Thursday, added 1.7% to $29.45.

Wisetech was 4.3% higher at $10.48 after the technology company updated 2018 revenue guidance for growth of 37% to 43% and range of $210 million to $220 million.

Rio Tinto was down 0.4% to $79.545 after the corporate regulator alleged the iron ore miner failed to disclose an impairment on its Mozambique coal operations.

BHP was 1.1% higher at $31.30.

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