The big four strengthened, with CBA and Westpac putting on over 1% each.
In the property space, Westfield edged up 0.7% after reiterating its full-year distribution guidance.
Generally weaker commodity prices failed to hurt the mining giants; BHP climbed 1.4% and Rio Tinto advanced 1%.
Brambles was one of the market’s best performers (+4.4%) following plans to divest its Recall division.
The ASX 200 added 57 points (+1.3%), settling at 4304.