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Aust stocks open flat


The Australian share market has had a flat start to the day, pulled in opposite directions by lower European stocks, and gains in US stocks, which were helped by some good company earnings reports.

At 1015 AEST on Thursday, the benchmark S&P/ASX200 index was down 0.9 points, or 0.02 per cent, at 5,920.7, while the broader All Ordinaries index was down 1.9 points, or 0.03 per cent, at 6,007.5 points.

In futures trading, the SPI200 futures contract was up 35 points, or 0.6 per cent, at 5,903 points.