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Australia shares expected to inch lower, NZ down
October 17, 2017 / 9:23 PM / 2 months ago

Australia shares expected to inch lower, NZ down

    Oct 18 (Reuters) - Australian shares are expected to take a
breather and snap five straight sessions of gains on Wednesday
as base metal prices retreated after a strong rally. 
    The local share price index futures          fell 0.1
percent, or 6 points to 5,865, a 24.6-point discount to the
underlying S&P/ASX 200 index         close. The benchmark ended
up 0.7 percent on Tuesday. 
    New Zealand's benchmark S&P/NZX 50 index         fell 0.2
percent in early trade. 
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 (Reporting by Christina Martin in Bengaluru; Editing by Chris

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