Australia shares to open higher, NZ flat

Australia shares to open higher, NZ flat

Aug 25 (Reuters) - Australian shares are on track to open higher on Thursday, boosted by a likely jump in domestic miners on strong commodity prices, with a focus on the Jackson Hole symposium where U.S. Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell is expected to offer clues on the pace of future rate hikes.

The local share price index futures YAPcm1 rose 0.4%, a 64.1-point discount to the underlying S&P/ASX 200 index .AXJO close. The benchmark rose 0.5% on Wednesday.

New Zealand's benchmark S&P/NZX 50 index .NZ50 was largely unchanged in early trade.


Reporting by Roushni Nair in Bengaluru Editing by Chris Reese