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Australian shares rally on resources bank stocks The share Australian Share Market has finished its third straight session of strong gains, led higher by the nation's big resources organizations and banking institutions. Morgans customer that is private Matthew Macdonald stated the Australian share market used good leads through the US and European countries also strong shows on Asian markets. "we have followed those leads and the miners are bouncing back," Mr Macdonald stated. He stated a stronger Australian dollar and higher oil and iron ore costs had been increasing the momentum that is positive. Mining BHP that is giant Billiton 52 cents, or 3.1 percent, greater at $17.25 after a $US2.3 billion settlement for the Samarco dam disaster in Brazil ended up being reached, lower than numerous had speculated. Rio Tinto rose 90 cents, or 2.1 percent, to $44.20 and Fortescue Metals added 15 cents, or 6.7 per cent, to $2.40. The top four banking institutions had been all higher, with ANZ gaining 70 cents, or 2.9 per cent, to $24.80, Commonwealth Bank rose 97 cents, or $1.31, to $74.91, nationwide Australia Bank lifted 82 cents, or 3.2 %, to $26.37 and Westpac added 54 cents, or or 1.8 per cent, to $31.23. Brent crude was up 11 US cents, or 0.30 percent, at $US36.92 a barrel, while WTI, or US crude was up 28 US cents at $US34.68. KEY FACTS: * At the close on Thursday, the S&P/ASX200 that is benchmark index 59.9 points, or 1.19 %, higher at 5,081.1. * The broader All Ordinaries index was up 58.7 points, or 1.15 per cent, at 5,142.2. * The March share price index futures agreement was 63 points higher at 5,076, with 34,695 contracts exchanged. * National turnover had been 2.8 billion securities exchanged, worth $7.6 billion.