Aust stocks open little changed

By Michael Roddan and AAP

Global Indices IndexLastChg% Chg DOW JONES17078. 28+10. 70. 1% S&P 5002000. 72-1. 6-0. 1% NASDAQ4572. 57-25. 6-0. 6% FTSE 1006873. 58+44. 40. At the 10. 15am (AEST) official market open, the benchmark S&P/ASX200 index fell 1. 4 points, or 0. 02 per cent, at 5,654. 7 points, while the broader All Ordinaries index was down 0. 7 points, or 0. 01 per cent, at 5,653. 9 points.

While immediate focus will be on this morning’s retail sales and trade balance data — released by the Australian Bureau of Statistics 11. 30am (AEST) — which he said could provide a jolt to equities, many investors are waiting for the European Central Bank conference this evening and non-farm payroll data from the US on Friday.

Read more here: Business Spectator


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