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Australia shares set to open lower; NZ lower
August 10, 2017 / 10:11 PM / 4 months ago

Australia shares set to open lower; NZ lower

    Aug 11 (Reuters) - Australian shares were set to extend losses on Friday,
tracking Wall Street as investors moved to safe-haven assets following an
increasingly aggressive exchange of threats between the United States and North
Korea.
    Wall Street's S&P 500 index        had its biggest one-day decline in almost
three months on Thursday.      
    The local share price index futures          fell 1.2 percent, or 68 points,
 to 5,631, a 129.9-point discount to the underlying S&P/ASX 200 index        
close. The benchmark fell 0.1 percent on Thursday.
    New Zealand's benchmark S&P/NZX 50 index         fell 0.7 percent, or 51.25
points, to 7,738.46 at 2205 GMT.
    
       

 (Reporting by Nicole Pinto in Bengaluru)
  
 
 

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