SYDNEY, May 5 (Reuters) - Australian shares look set to start weaker on Thursday as falling commodity prices weigh on miners, while concerns over global growth led Wall Street to a lower close.
The local share price index futures fell 0.2 percent to stand at a 34-point discount to the underlying S&P/ASX 200 index. The benchmark fell 1.5 percent on Wednesday with miners under heavy pressure.
New Zealand’s benchmark S&P/NZX 50 index was down a fraction in early trade.
Reporting by Wayne Cole, editing by G Crosse