Australia shares set to edge up; NZ falls
April 18 (Reuters) - Australia shares are poised to inch up
in early trade on Thursday as positive economic data from China
allayed global growth worries, though broader gains might be
capped by losses in mining stocks.
The local share price index futures rose 0.1
percent, a 11.4-point discount to the underlying S&P/ASX 200
index close. The benchmark fell 0.3 percent on
New Zealand's benchmark S&P/NZX 50 index fell 0.4
percent, or 39.99 points, to 9,942.25 in early trade.
(Reporting by Aby Jose Koilparambil in Bengaluru
Editing by Leslie Adler)
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