Aust stocks set to open stronger

Local market tipped to extend 5-year high as offshore bourses post strong sessions.

The Australian stock market looks set to open higher after gains on most international markets overnight with traders cautious despite a possible deal aimed at preventing a US-led military attack on Syria.

At 0645 AEST, the September share price index futures contract was up 16 points at 5,247.

In economic news, the Australia Bureau of Statistics (ABS) releases labour force data for August.


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