The Australian market looks set to open flat after Wall Street gained following the first of three televised US presidential debates.
The SPI is trading at 5398, down 10 points.
Democratic presidential candidates Hillary Clinton and Republican Donald Trump went head to head in the first of three televised debates ahead of the US presidential vote on November 8.
Locally, in economic news, Reserve Bank of Australia Assistant Governor (Financial System) Malcolm Edey is slated to speak at the Australian Financial Review retail summit in Melbourne.
In equities news, ASX and AGL Energy hold their annual general meetings in Sydney.
And, Foxtel chief executive Peter Tonagh is scheduled to speak at an American Chamber of Commerce in Australia lunch in Sydney.
- The SPI is trading at 5398, down 10 points
- AUD +0.4% to 76.65 US cents
- On Wall St, Dow +0.7%, S&P 500 +0.6%, Nasdaq +0.9%
- In New York, BHP -0.03%, Rio +0.2%
- In Europe, Stoxx 50 -0.2%, FTSE -0.2%, CAC -0.2%, DAX -0.3%
- Spot gold -0.8% to $US1327.87 an ounce
- Brent crude -2.9% to $US45.96 a barrel
- Iron ore -0.2% to $US56.63 a tonne
- LME aluminium -0.5% to $US1651 a tonne
What’s on today
No local data, RBA assistant governor Edey speaks