Australian shares on track to open higher; NZ closed

Credit: REUTERS/DAVID GRAY

Jan 3 (Reuters) - Australian shares were set to open higher on Tuesday, its first day of trade in 2023, as higher commodity prices across various asset classes were likely to aid mining and energy stocks.

The local share price index futures rose 0.5%, a 45.7-point discount to the underlying S&P/ASX 200 index close. The benchmark rose 0.3% on Friday.

Markets in New Zealand were closed on Tuesday due to a public holiday. (Reporting by Jaskiran Singh in Bengaluru; editing by Jonathan Oatis) ((jaskiran.singh@thomsonreuters.com)) ((For more information on DIARIES & DATA: U.S. earnings diary [RESF/US] Wall Street Week Ahead [.N/O] Global Economy Week Ahead [DATA/] ................................................................ For latest top breaking news across all markets

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