The ASX is back online, and not doing much

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The Australian share market has had a crawling start after the chaos of Monday, in which the market was shut down early with no official closing prices thanks to a technical problem.

The local market first bounced a little higher on opening before slipping back.

A short time ago, the ASX 200 was at 5,287.40, down just 9.30 points or 0.18%.

The ASX promised a normal opening following yesterday’s major outage after hardware failure caused a technical glitch.

In early trade, Rio Tinto was 1.3% higher at $47.17 and Santos 1.5% lower at $3.535.