The Aussie market is poised to open little changed after Wall Street gained slightly overnight.
The SPI is up 10 points at 5,177.
Locally, in economic news on Tuesday, Reserve Bank of Australia governor Glenn Stevens and assistant governor (Financial System) Malcolm Edey are slated to participate at the ASIC Annual Forum in Sydney.
The Australian Bureau of Statistics is expected to release residential property prices for the December quarter while the ANZ-Roy Morgan weekly consumer confidence survey is also due out.
In equities news, Kathmandu and TPG Telecom are slated to post half year results.
- SPI futures up 10pts or 0.2% to 5177 at about 7am Sydney time
- AUD -0.2% to 75.85 US cents, 84.78 Japanese yen, 67.41 Euro cents and 52.69 British pence
- On Wall St, Dow +0.1%, S&P 500 +0.1%, Nasdaq +0.3%
- In Europe, Stoxx 50 -0.4%, FTSE -0.1%, CAC -0.8%, DAX flat
- In London, BHP -1.4%, Rio -0.1%
- Spot gold -0.9% to $US1244.38 at 1.26pm New York time
- Brent crude +0.5% to $US41.41 at 1.01pm New York time
- Iron ore +2.3% to $US58.82
- What’s on today
Local data: ABS Q4 house prices,
RBA speakers: Asst governor Malcolm Edey speaks at 11.45am, Glenn Stevens speaks at 4.30pm
Overseas data: EU ZEW March expectations; Germany ZEW March expectations, Germany IFO March business climate; UK Feb CPI; US Jan house prices, Richmond Fed March manufacturing.
Fed speaker: Charles Evans, Patrick Harker