Aust stocks open stronger

Local market pushes slightly higher in early trade as Wall St bucks shutdown fears.

The Australian stock market pushed slightly higher at the open, following gains on international markets amid hopes the partial United States government shutdown will not seriously harm the economy.

At the 1015 AEST official market open, the benchmark S&P/ASX200 index pushed 0.34% to 5,224.6 points, while the broader All Ordinaries index lifted 0.33% to 5,223.4 points.

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