March 21 Australian shares are set to open lower
on Tuesday, following U.S. stocks, which fell on worries that
President Donald Trump's plan to cut taxes will take longer than
The local share price index futures fell 0.2
percent at 5,755, a 23.9-point discount to the underlying
S&P/ASX 200 index close.
The benchmark closed 0.4 percent lower on Monday.
New Zealand's benchmark S&P/NZX 50 index rose 0.3
percent, or 17.30 points, at 7,074.35 by 2108 GMT.
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(Reporting by Krishna V Kurup in Bengaluru, editing by Larry