Australian shares set to edge higher; NZ flat
March 1 (Reuters) - Australian shares are set to edge higher
on Friday, with mining stocks expected to gain on higher
commodity prices, while uncertainty over a possible U.S.-China
trade deal weighs on investor sentiment.
The local share price index futures rose 0.1
percent, a 14-point discount to the underlying S&P/ASX 200 index
close. The benchmark rose 0.3 percent to 6,169.00 on
New Zealand's benchmark S&P/NZX 50 index was little
changed at 9,322.79 in early trade.
(Reporting by Shreya Mariam Job in Bengaluru
Editing by Paul Simao)
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