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Australia shares set to open higher; NZ rises

    Aug 30 (Reuters) - Australian shares are set to open higher
on Monday, taking cues from a strong Wall Street rally on
Friday, with earnings from iron ore miner Fortescue Metals Group
Ltd          and Crown Resorts Ltd          expected in the
session.     
    The local share price index futures          rose 0.2%, a
47.3-point discount to the underlying S&P/ASX 200 index        
close. The benchmark closed flat on Friday. 
    New Zealand's benchmark S&P/NZX 50 index         rose 0.3%
in early trading. 

 (Reporting by Harish Sridharan in Bengaluru; Editing by Peter
Cooney)
  
 
 
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