Aust stocks edge higher at open

Local market pushes upward in early trade on solid Wall Street leads.

The Australian sharemarket pushed higher at the open, following solid gains on Wall Street overnight, buoyed by a batch of data that reinforced optimism that the US economy is recovering.

At the 10.15am (AEDT) official market open, the benchmark S&P/ASX200 index edged up 12.1 points, or 0.23%, to 5,306.1 points, while the broader All Ordinaries index added 11.3 points, or 0.21%, to 5,324 points.

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