May 4, 2017 / 10:31 PM / 4 months ago

Australia shares headed for a subdued start; NZ up

    May 5 (Reuters) - Australian shares are expected to edge
lower at open on Friday, after U.S. markets closed flat and as
weakness in commodity prices persisted.
    Local share price futures          lost 0.14 percent, or 8
points, to hit 5,856 points, a 20.4-point discount to the
underlying S&P/ASX 200 index        . 
    The benchmark fell 0.3 percent on Thursday.
    New Zealand's benchmark S&P/NZX 50 index         rose 0.1
percent, or 5.98 points, to 7,384.3 at 2218 GMT.
    
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 (Reporting by Rushil Dutta in Bengaluru; Editing by Sandra
Maler)
  
 
 

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