November 29, 2015 / 10:03 PM / 4 years ago

Australia shares face flat open, may drift down with miners

MELBOURNE, Nov 30 (Reuters) - Australian shares are set to
open roughly unchanged on Monday ahead of a raft of data,
although resources stocks will come under pressure from weaker
metals prices and with top miner BHP Billiton facing ever rising
bills from a dam disaster in Brazil.
    Local share price index futures pointed to a flat
opening, having ended down 1 point at 5,206.0, a 0.1 percent
premium to the underyling S&P/ASX 200 index close. The
benchmark fell 0.2 percent on Friday.
    Data due on Monday include monthly inflation, business
inventories and new home sales.
    New Zealand's benchmark NZX 50 index inched up 2.7
points to 6,103.7 in early trade.
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 (Reporting by Sonali Paul; Editing by Hugh Lawson)
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