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$A higher despite mixed overseas equities

The Australian dollar is slightly higher after US stocks had a flat finish to trade on Friday, and European share markets gained ground.

At 0635 AEST on Monday, the local currency was worth 75.74 US cents, up from 75.47 US cents on Friday.

CURRENCY SNAPSHOT AT 0635 AEST ON FRIDAY

One Australian dollar buys:

* 75.74 US cents, from 75.47 on Friday

* 82.61 Japanese yen, from 82.48 yen

* 62.48 euro cents, from 62.42 euro cents

(*Currency closes taken at 1700 AEST previous local session)