March 5, 2020 / 9:13 PM / a month ago

Australia shares poised to open lower on coronavirus fears

    March 6 (Reuters) - Australian shares were set to fall at
open on Friday, tracking a sharp sell-off on Wall Street, as
persisting worries over mounting cases of the coronavirus
outside China dented risk appetite.
    The local share price index futures          fell about
2.5%, a 145.7-point discount to the underlying S&P/ASX 200 index
        close. The benchmark closed 1.1% higher on Thursday.
    New Zealand's benchmark S&P/NZX 50 index         declined
about 2.4% in early trade.
    
       

 (Reporting by Aby Jose Koilparambil in Bengaluru
Editing by Chris Reese)
  
 
 
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