(Reuters) – Australian shares are expected to edge higher on Friday, tracking their Wall Street peers, as progress in U.S. stimulus talks gave a dose of optimism to markets.
The local share price index futures rose 0.1%, a 0.2-point premium to the underlying S&P/ASX 200 index close. The benchmark fell 0.3% on Thursday.
New Zealand’s benchmark S&P/NZX 50 index rose 0.1% in early trade.
Reporting by Anushka Trivedi in Bengaluru; Editing by Chris Reese