May 24 Australian shares are seen starting
higher on Wednesday, tracking gains on Wall Street, which ticked
up on relief that U.S. President Donald Trump's budget plan was
largely as expected.
The local share price index futures rose 11 points,
or 0.2 percent, to 5,782, a 21.8-point premium to the underlying
S&P/ASX 200 index close.
The benchmark had slipped 0.2 percent at the close of trade
New Zealand's benchmark S&P/NZX 50 index crept up
0.006 percent, or 0.66 points, to 7,385.36 at 2206.GMT.
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(Reporting by Susan Mathew in Bengaluru; Editing by Peter