June 29 (Reuters) – Australian shares are set to open higher
on Thursday, mirroring gains on Wall Street led by a rebound in
financial and technology stocks, and also supported by strong
The local share price index futures rose 0.7
percent, or 40 points to 5,736, a 19.7-point discount to the
underlying S&P/ASX 200 index close.
The benchmark closed 0.7 percent higher in the previous
New Zealand’s benchmark S&P/NZX 50 index rose 0.2
percent in early trade.
(Reporting by Chris Thomas in Bengaluru, editing by G Crosse)