New Zealand shares slightly up

Reuters | Published: August 22, 2017 05:08:13 | Updated: October 20, 2017 20:49:08


New Zealand shares were seen slightly higher on Tuesday amid tensions between the United States and North Korea kept investors on edge.

 

The benchmark S&P/NZX 50 index rose 17 points, or 0.2 per cent, to 7884.62 by 0216 GMT.

 

Telecom and Utilities stocks lifted the benchmark the most, with Spark New Zealand gaining 1.0 per cent and Meridian Energy Ltd climbing as much as 1.7 per cent, reports Reuters.

 

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