October 31, 2018 / 9:25 PM / 10 months ago

Australia shares likely to inch up; NZ flat

    Nov 1 (Reuters) - Australian shares are set to open slightly
higher on Thursday, tracking Wall Street which surged overnight
on strong earnings, but gains are likely to be capped by a fall
in commodity prices.
    Investors are also waiting for key trade data due to be
released later in the day.
    The local share price index futures          rose about 0.4
percent, a 6.3-point discount to the underlying S&P/ASX 200
index         close. The benchmark closed 0.4 percent higher on
    New Zealand's benchmark S&P/NZX 50 index         was little
changed in early trade.

 (Reporting by Aby Jose Koilparambil in Bengaluru; Editing by
Hugh Lawson)
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