May 1 Australian shares are expected to ease on
Monday, trailing weakness in Wall Street the previous session on
weak economic data.
The local share price index futures fell 0.14
percent, or 8 points, to 5905, a 19.1-point discount to the
underlying S&P/ASX 200 index close.
The benchmark rose 1.2 percent last week.
New Zealand's benchmark S&P/NZX 50 index fell 0.3
percent, or 22.17 points, to 7,356.58 at 2211 GMT.
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(Reporting by Rushil Dutta; Editing by Peter Cooney)