Aust stocks open lower

Local market follows Wall St lower as shutdown fears weigh on global bourses.

The Australian stock market opened slightly lower following falls on Wall Street overnight as the US budget stalemate entered its second week with the government partially shut down.

At the 1015 AEDT official market open, the benchmark S&P/ASX200 index lowered 0.32 per cent to 5,144.7 points, while the broader All Ordinaries index edged down 0.32 per cent to 5,143.9 points.

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