September 6, 2017 / 10:25 PM / 3 months ago

Australia shares expected to inch up, NZ slightly down

    Sept 7 (Reuters) - Australian shares are expected to edge up
on Thursday, tracking Wall Street which ended marginally higher
fueled by energy and financial stocks.
    U.S. stocks rose after President Donald Trump agreed to pass
an extension of the U.S. debt limit by mid-December, avoiding a
potential default on U.S. government debt.     
    The local share price index futures          rose 0.2
percent or 13 points to 5,687, a 2.7-point discount to the
underlying S&P/ASX 200 index         close. The benchmark fell
0.3 percent on Wednesday.
    New Zealand's benchmark S&P/NZX 50 index         fell 0.02
percent in early trade.

 (Reporting by Sumeet Gaikwad in Bengaluru; Editing by Chris

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