By Chris Kohler
The Australian sharemarket opened flat despite the S&P 500 stock index in the US closing above 2000 points for the first time. At the 10. 15am (AEST) official market open, the benchmark S&P/ASX200 index edged up 6. 3 points, or 0. 11 per cent, to 5,643. 9, while the broader All Ordinaries index rose 6. 3 points, or 0. 11 per cent, to 5,640. 8.
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