June 9 Australian shares are set to open flat on
Friday as a slew of geopolitical uncertainties are seen keeping
market sentiment skittish.
An exit poll on Thursday said Prime Minister Theresa May's
Conservative Party would fail to win a parliamentary majority in
Britain's election, while Australian police were seen carrying
out "counter-terrorism" raids in Melbourne early on Friday.
The local share price index futures rose 0.09
percent or 5 points to 5680.0, a 3.5-point premium to the
underlying S&P/ASX 200 index close. The benchmark rose
0.2 percent on Thursday.
New Zealand's benchmark S&P/NZX 50 index fell 0.17
percent in early trade.
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(Reporting by Ambar Warrick in Bengaluru; Editing by James