April 26 Australian shares are expected to rise
on Wednesday tracking Wall Street, which rose substantially
overnight on a bevy of strong corporate earnings.
The Nasdaq Composite hit a record high on Tuesday, while the
Dow Jones Industrials and S&P 500 brushed against recent peaks.
The local share price index futures rose 25 points
to 5,899, a 27.2-point premium to the underlying S&P/ASX 200
index close. The benchmark rose 3 percent on Monday.
New Zealand's benchmark S&P/NZX 50 index rose about
0.3 percent in early trade.
(Reporting by Ambar Warrick in Bengaluru; Editing by Sandra