Australian shares set for stronger open; NZ inches up
March 4 (Reuters) - Australian shares on Monday are likely
to start the week higher, with financials extending Friday's
rise, although a retraction in energy and mining stocks is
expected to cap overall gains.
The local share price index futures rose 18 points
to 6,210.0, a 17.3-point premium to the underlying S&P/ASX 200
index close. The benchmark rose 0.4 percent on Friday.
New Zealand's benchmark S&P/NZX 50 index rose 0.1
percent in early trade.
(Reporting by Ambar Warrick in Bengaluru; Editing by Peter
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