Australia shares set to open lower; NZ up
April 16 (Reuters) - Australian shares are poised to fall on
Tuesday, with miners edging lower as investors continue to lock
in profits after a recent sector rally while financials may
track their U.S. peers, which fell on disappointing earnings.
The local share price index futures dropped 0.3
percent to 6,222, a 29.4-point discount to the underlying
S&P/ASX 200 index close.
New Zealand's benchmark S&P/NZX 50 index rose 0.2
percent to 9,861.79 in early trade.
(Reporting by Aby Jose Koilparambil in Bengaluru)
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