ASX opens with 0.5 per cent fall; Origin UK stake triples

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Wall Street’s major stock indexes ended mixed on Monday (US time) as losses by technology and health care companies outweighed gains elsewhere in the market.The S&P 500 fell 0.3 per cent after spending much of the day essentially flat. The pullback ended a three-day winning streak for the benchmark index, which last week notched its first weekly gain in three weeks.The tech-heavy Nasdaq composite fell 0.5 per cent, while the Dow Jones Industrial Average managed a 0.2 per cent gain. Small company stocks fared better than the broader market, sending the Russell 2000 index 1.5 per cent higher.Wall Street has had a choppy September.Credit:NYSEThe Australian sharemarket is set for a negative start, with futures at 6.59am AEST pointing to a fall of 42 points, or 0.6 per cent at the open.Bond yields moved broadly higher. The 10-year Treasury yield rose to 1.49 per cent from 1.46 per cent late Friday. It was at 1.31 per cent a week ago, as market jitters drove investors to shift
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