Australia shares to open with a mixed tone, NZ stocks soft

April 8, 2015 10:35 PM

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SYDNEY, April 9 (Reuters) - Australian stocks are likely to have a cautious start on Thursday with a steep fall in oil prices set to take a toll on the energy sector.

Global miner BHP Billiton is expected to open lower after its U.S. ADRs fell 1.1 percent. The local share price index futures edged up just 0.1 percent to 5,963.0, a 4-point premium to the underlying S&P/ASX 200 index close on Wednesday. The benchmark added 0.1 percent in the last session and remain...

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