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Australian stocks open slightly lower

The share market has lost ground as almost all sectors posted falls

The Australian share market has opened slightly lower after Wall Street pared back earlier gains to end only slightly higher.

At 1015 AEST on Tuesday, the benchmark S&P/ASX200 index was down 6.6 points, or 0.11 per cent, at 6,128.7, while the broader All Ordinaries index was down 5.9 points, or 0.09 per cent, at 6,229.1 points.

In futures trading, the SPI200 futures contract was up six points, or 0.1 per cent, at 6,128 points.