May 21, 2017 / 10:04 PM / 3 months ago

Australia shares to open higher; NZ up

    May 22 (Reuters) - Australian shares are poised for a
positive start to the week, taking leads from Wall Street, which
ended higher in its previous session, as well as strong metal
prices.
    The local share price index futures          was up 0.5
percent, or 26 points, to 5,752, a 24.6-point premium to the
underlying S&P/ASX 200 index         close. 
    The benchmark had closed 0.2 percent lower on Friday.
    New Zealand's benchmark S&P/NZX 50 index         opened 0.1
percent, or 6.75 points, up to 7,398.86 at 2202 GMT.
        
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 (Reporting by Susan Mathew in Bengaluru; Editing by Sandra
Maler)
  
 
 

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