September 5, 2017 / 10:27 PM / a year ago

Australia shares set for a slow start, NZ down

    Sept 6 (Reuters) - Australian shares are expected to open
subdued on Wednesday, mirroring Wall Street which stumbled to
its biggest intraday loss in about three weeks. 
    U.S. stocks, which had their first regular trading day since
North Korea conducted its sixth nuclear test on Sunday,  were
weighed down by tensions in the Korean peninsula.     
    The local share price index futures          fell 0.5
percent or 30 points to 5,662, a 44.2-point discount to the
underlying S&P/ASX 200 index         close. The benchmark rose
0.07 percent on Tuesday.
    New Zealand's benchmark S&P/NZX 50 index         fell 0.5
percent in early trade.

 (Reporting by Sumeet Gaikwad in Bengaluru; Editing by Jonathan
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