February 12, 2018 / 9:12 PM / 10 months ago

Australian shares set to tick up; NZ rises

    Feb 13 (Reuters) - Australian shares are expected to open
slightly firmer on Tuesday, tracking a stronger finish on Wall
Street which closed higher for a second straight day. 
    The local share price index futures          rose 24 points
to 5765.0, a 55.7-point discount to the underlying S&P/ASX 200
index         close. The benchmark index fell 0.3 percent on
Monday.
    New Zealand's benchmark S&P/NZX 50 index         rose0.6
percent in early trade.
    
       

 (Reporting by Ambar Warrick in Bengaluru)
  
 
 
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