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Australia shares seen lower, jobs data awaited

MELBOURNE, Oct 11 (Reuters) - Australian shares are likelyto extend losses into a second day on Thursday after U.S.equities sank on corporate warnings of slower growth, thoughlocal price moves may be limited ahead of monthly jobs data.

* Share price index futures

fell 0.6 percent, or 25points to 4,459, a 31.7-point discount to the 4,490.7 close ofthe underlying S&P/ASX 200 index

. The benchmark pulledback from 14-month highs on Wednesday after the IMF cut itsgrowth forecasts for China, Australia's biggest export market.

* New Zealand's benchmark NZX 50 index

fell 0.4percent to 3,871.4 points in early trade.

* U.S. stocks fell after Chevron said profits would fallsharply in its most recent period.

* Copper was steadier and aluminium fell to its lowest inmore than a month in London trading.

* Brent crude futures eased as concerns about slowingeconomic growth hit Wall Street and pulled oil lower, afterprices had received an early lift from tension in the MiddleEast.

* Local jobs data at 0030 GMT is expected to show only aslight gain of 3,750 jobs in September and the jobless raterising to 5.3 pct, from 5.1 pct.

* The Australian competition regulator is expected to ruleon Seven Group Holdings

bid for Consolidated MediaHoldingson Thursday. If blocked, the ruling wouldclear the way for Rupert Murdoch's News Corpto goahead with an agreed $2 billion offer.

---------------------MARKET SNAPSHOT @ 2209 GMT ------------

INSTRUMENT LAST PCT CHG NET CHGS&P 5001432.56 -0.62% -8.920USD/JPY78.1 -0.09% -0.07010-YR US TSY YLD1.6802 -- 0.000SPOT GOLD1760.79 -0.11% -1.950US CRUDE91.22 -0.03% -0.030DOW JONES13344.97 -0.95% -128.56ASIA ADRS117.41 -0.60% -0.71-------------------------------------------------------------

* Blue chips Chevron, Alcoa lead Wall Street's sell-off

* Oil falls as economic worries, stock market pressure�

* Gold ends flat as stimulus fades, euro zone eyed

* Copper steady; aluminium flops to 1-month low

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(Reporting by Miranda Maxwell; Editing by John Mair)

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