Feb 21 Australian shares are seen inching lower
at the open on Tuesday, with company results likely to direct
trading through the day.
The world's biggest miner by market value, BHP Billiton
, will be reporting first half results later in the day.
The company has been struggling to find a way forward after a
12-day strike at its Chilean copper mine Escondida.
The local share price index futures fell 0.1
percent, a 47.09-point discount to the underlying S&P/ASX 200
index close. The benchmark fell 0.2 percent on Monday.
New Zealand's benchmark S&P/NZX 50 index was flat in
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(Reporting by Shashwat Pradhan in Bengaluru)