Australia shares poised to fall; NZ inches up
April 17 (Reuters) - Australian shares are set to open lower
on Wednesday, weighed down by gold stocks, even as investors
likely stay cautious ahead of China's first-quarter GDP data due
later in the day, looking for leads to the economic health of
Australia's biggest trade partner.
The local share price index futures fell 0.3
percent or 17 points, a 25.4-point discount to the underlying
S&P/ASX 200 index close. The benchmark rose 0.4 percent
New Zealand's benchmark S&P/NZX 50 index rose 0.1
percent to 9,920.48 in early trade.
(Reporting by Aby Jose Koilparambil in Bengaluru; Editing by
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