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Australian shares set to extend gains for fourth session; NZ up slightly
February 9, 2017 / 9:20 PM / 7 months ago

Australian shares set to extend gains for fourth session; NZ up slightly

Australian shares are expected to open higher on Friday,
tracking U.S. markets that closed near record peaks, with
stronger energy prices set to support the index.
    The local share price index futures          rose 0.4
percent or 24 points, to 5634, a 30.6 percent discount to the
underlying S&P/ASX 200 index         close. 
    The benchmark rose 0.2 percent in the previous session.
    New Zealand's benchmark S&P/NZX 50 index         rose 0.1 or
9.32 points at 7130.95 by 2111 GMT.
    
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 (Reporting by Sandhya Sampath in Bengaluru)
  
 
 

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