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Australian share market opens lower

The Australian market has opened lower amid investor caution ahead of the annual central bankers meeting at Jackson Hole, Wyoming.

At 1015 AEST on Friday, the benchmark S&P/ASX200 index was down 18.2 points, or 0.32 per cent, at 5,727.3, while the broader All Ordinaries index was down 16.0 points, or 0.28 per cent, at 5,785.7 points.

In futures trading, the SPI200 futures contract was down 18 points, or 0.32 per cent, at 5,694 points.