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Aust shares open lower


The Australian market has opened lower, after US stocks were mostly flat and European stocks lost ground in overnight trade.

At 1015 AEDT on Wednesday, the benchmark S&P/ASX200 index was down 10 9 points, or 0.18 per cent, at 6,003.4, while the broader All Ordinaries index was 11 5 points, or 0.19 per cent lower, at 6,075 points.

In futures trading, the SPI200 futures contract was down 16 points, or 0.27 per cent, at 5,985 points.