Sept 20 Australian shares are headed for a soft
start on Tuesday after technical glitches in early trade and a
halt in the afternoon in the previous session cut short share
trading on the stock exchange.
The local share price index futures fell 0.1
percent, or 5 points, to 5,264, a 30.8-point discount to the
last S&P/ASX 200 index quote on Monday.
The benchmark was flat at 5,294.8 points in the previous
session when the bourse announced that trading would not resume.
New Zealand's benchmark S&P/NZX 50 index was flat at
7,278.2 points at 2210 GMT.
(Reporting by Krishna V Kurup in Bengaluru; Editing by Andrew