The Australian market looks set to open lower later this morning, after Wall Street fell for the sixth straight session overnight.
The Dow posted another triple-digit decline after a morning rally fizzled.
The SPI futures contract is down 46 points, at 5081.
In local economic news today, Reserve Bank of Australia governor Glenn Stevens is slated to speak at the National Reform Summit.
The Australian Bureau of Statistics releases quarterly construction work data.
In equities news, Seven Group, Westfield Corporation, BC Iron, Prime Media Group and WorleyParsons are among the companies expected to post results.
SPI down 46 points at 5081
AUD at 71.61 US cents
Dow Jones -0.61%, S&P500 -1.34%, Nasdaq +0.14%
FTSE100 +3.09%, CAC +4.14%, DAX +4.97%
Spot gold down 1.4% at $US1139.55 an ounce
Brent oil up 1.3% at $US43.01 a barrel
Iron ore up 0.3% at $US53.45 per tonne