May 3, 2017 / 10:39 PM / 5 months ago

Australia shares set to open lower; NZ down

    May 4 (Reuters) - Australian shares are likely to open
slightly lower on Thursday, extending losses after the biggest
one-day fall in nearly five weeks in the previous session, as a
weaker Wall Street weighs on the index.
    Local share price index futures YAPcm1 fell 0.1 percent to
5,871.0, a 21.3-point discount to the underlying S&P/ASX 200
        close on Wednesday.
    New Zealand's benchmark S&P/NZX 50 index         was 0.15
percent, or 10.33 points, lower at 7,395.51 at 2224 GMT.
    
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 (Reporting by Rushil Dutta in Bengaluru; Editing by Sandra
Maler)
  
 
 

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