September 25, 2018 / 10:21 PM / 8 months ago

Australia shares set to open little changed; NZ flat

    Sept 26 (Reuters) - Australian shares were poised to open
near flat on Wednesday, as investors looked for further cues
from the Federal Reserve ahead of a two-day meeting at which the
U.S. central bank is expected to announce a rate hike.
    However, Aussie mining stocks are expected to drag the index
on the weakness in metals prices. Three-month LME copper        
closed down 0.6 percent at $6,318 a tonne on Tuesday.
    The local share price index futures          rose 0.1
percent or 6 points to 6,186, a 0.1-point premium to the
underlying S&P/ASX 200 index         close. The benchmark fell
0.02 percent on Tuesday.
    New Zealand's benchmark S&P/NZX 50 index         was up 
0.01 pct at 2205 GMT.

 (Reporting by Shanima A in Bengaluru
Editing by Matthew Lewis)
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