Aust stocks open slightly lower

Local market slips after BHP second-quarter production numbers disappoint.

The Australian stock market has opened lower after a mixed lead from Wall Street and a second-quarter production report from mining giant BHP Billiton Ltd that missed analyst expectations.

At the 1015 AEDT official market open, the benchmark index S&P/ASX200 index fell 0.3% to 5,315.5 points, while the broader All Ordinaries index lost 0.29% to 5,326.6 points.


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