Australia shares seen flat at open; NZ down
June 26 Australian shares are set to open flat on Monday, as gains in commodity-driven stocks are expected to offset losses in the financial sector. South Australia imposed a surprise tax on Australia's five biggest banks on Thursday, prompting predictions that other states could follow suit. The financial index closed down 0.4 percent on Friday. However, commodity prices improved over the weekend with gold, iron ore and oil edging higher.