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Australia shares set to rise as Victoria eases restrictions, NZ down

    Sept 28 (Reuters) - Australian shares are set to open higher
on Monday with investors likely to cheer easing COVID-19
restrictions in the state of Victoria in the wake of slowing
infections. 
    Victoria, the country's second most populous state, will
accelerate the easing of social distancing restrictions as
infections slowed to fewer than 20 a day.                
    The local share price index futures          rose 0.4%, a
21-point premium to the underlying S&P/ASX 200 index        
close. The benchmark rose 1.5% on Friday. 
    New Zealand's benchmark S&P/NZX 50 index         fell 1.1%
to 11,670.27 points by 0931 GMT. 

 (Reporting by Arundhati Dutta in Bengaluru; Editing by Daniel
Wallis)
  
 
 
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