June 28 (Reuters) – Australian shares are set to open higher
on Monday, likely helped by gains in energy and mining stocks on
the back of firmer prices of underlying commodities.
The local share price index futures rose 0.1%, a
96-point discount to the underlying S&P/ASX 200 index
close. The benchmark had risen 0.5% on Friday.
New Zealand’s benchmark S&P/NZX 50 index fell 0.2%
to 2,598.41 in early trade.
(Reporting by Arundhati Dutta in Bengaluru
Editing by Matthew Lewis)