Australia shares to open up, NZ marginally lower

July 6 (Reuters) – Australian shares are expected to open
firm on Thursday, though a slide in oil prices may keep energy
stocks under pressure.
The local share price index futures rose 0.4
percent, or 21 points, to 5,726, a 37.3-point discount to the
underlying S&P/ASX 200 index close.
The benchmark fell 0.4 percent on Wednesday.
New Zealand’s benchmark S&P/NZX 50 index fell 1.5
points to 7,594.16 by 2213 GMT.

(Reporting by Rushil Dutta in Bengaluru; Editing by Chris