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Australia shares to open lower; NZ edges up
May 14, 2017 / 10:22 PM / in 6 months

Australia shares to open lower; NZ edges up

    May 15 (Reuters) - Australian shares are seen opening
slightly lower on Monday, tracking a fall in Wall Street in the
previous session, though commodity and energy stocks may see
some support from a stronger Aussie, and copper, gold and oil
ending higher in the previous session.
    The local share price index futures          was up 0.1
percent, or 6 points, at 5,817, a 19.9-point discount to the
underlying S&P/ASX 200 index         close. 
    The benchmark closed 0.7 percent lower in the previous
session.
    New Zealand's benchmark S&P/NZX 50 index         rose 0.1
percent, or 6.73 points, to 7,459.11 at 2206 GMT  
       
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 (Reporting by Susan Mathew in Bengaluru; Editing by Nick
Zieminski)
  
 
 

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