Australia shares poised to open lower, NZ down

Aug 22 (Reuters) - Australian shares are set to open lower on Wednesday as fears of a global deceleration is expected to weigh on investors despite recent signs of economic stimulus from major economies. The local share price index futures fell 0.7%, a 91-point discount to the underlying S&P/ASX 200 index close. The benchmark rose 1.2% on Tuesday. New Zealand's benchmark S&P/NZX 50 index fell 1.4% to 10,651.07 in early trade. (Reporting by Shreya Mariam Job in Bengaluru; Editing by Sandra Maler)

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