Oct 13 (Reuters) - Australian shares are set to edge down on
Friday, tracking a weaker overnight lead-in from Wall Street,
while materials stocks are expected to fall on softer commodity
Wall Street ended down on Thursday as bank stocks stumbled,
with results from JPMorgan Chase & Co and Citigroup
stoking concerns about consumer credit.
The local share price index futures fell 2 points
to 5,766.0, a 28.5-point discount to the underlying S&P/ASX 200
index close. The benchmark rose 0.4 percent on Thursday.
New Zealand's benchmark S&P/NZX 50 index fell 0.01
percent in early trade.
(Reporting by Ambar Warrick in Bengaluru)
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