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Australia shares set to chase Wall Street higher, NZ up

Australian shares are tipped to open higher on Wednesday, chasing Wall Street where materials and energy stocks helped major indices close higher on Tuesday. Reports of a "productive" first round of trade talks with Britain were also likely to boost sentiment, despite Australian states tightening restrictions to contain a fresh coronavirus outbreak. The local share price index futures rose 0.5%, a 0.1-point discount to the underlying S&P/ASX 200 index close. The benchmark fell 0.6% on Tuesday. New Zealand's benchmark S&P/NZX 50 index rose 0.3% to 11,531.43 points in early trade. 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