Jan 11 Australian shares are expected to open
slightly higher on Wednesday following a rally in commodities
such as copper and gold.
Copper hit a one-month high on further signs of a pick-up in
China's economy, while gold also strengthened ahead of a news
conference later in the day by U.S. President-elect Donald
The local share price index futures rose 0.5
percent to 5,742, an 18.7 point discount to the underlying
S&P/ASX 200 index close. The benchmark ended 0.8 percent
lower on Tuesday.
New Zealand's benchmark S&P/NZX 50 index was flat in
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(Reporting by Sindhu Chandrasekaran in Bengaluru; Editing by