Feb 17 Australian shares to open slightly lower
on Friday as falling iron ore and copper prices, coupled with a
tepid performance from Wall Street on Thursday, are set to weigh
in on shares.
The local share price index futures fell 1 point to
5763 points, a 53.3-point discount to the underlying S&P/ASX 200
index close. The benchmark rose 0.1 percent on Thursday.
New Zealand's benchmark S&P/NZX 50 index fell 0.07
percent, or 4.57 points in early trade.
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(Reporting by Ambar Warrick in Bengaluru)