Aussie shares set to open flat, China-U.S. trade talks in focus; NZ up

March 29 () – Australian shares are expected to open
flat on Friday as investors await more developments in Sino-U.S.
trade talks amid ongoing concerns about the health of the global
economy.
The local share price index futures fell 1 point to
6,167 by 2042 GMT, a 9.1-point discount to the underlying
S&P/ASX 200 index close.
The benchmark jumped 0.7 percent on Thursday as market
participants cheered signs of possible progress towards a
U.S.-China trade deal.
New Zealand’s benchmark S&P/NZX 50 index rose 0.2
percent or 18.12 points to 9,784.31 in early trade.

(Reporting by Aditya Soni in Bengaluru
Editing by Chris Reese)

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