The S&P/ASX 200 is trading 0.13 per cent higher at 7,097.60.
The SPI futures are up 8 points.
Best and worst performers
The best-performing sector is Financials, up 1.12 per cent. The worst-performing sector is Health Care, down 4.34 per cent.
Japan’s Nikkei has gained 1.21 per cent.
Hong Kong’s Hang Seng has gained 1.86 per cent.
China’s Shanghai Composite has gaineD 0.59 per cent.
Commodities and the dollar
Gold is trading at US$1,890.40 an ounce.
Light crude is trading $-0.50 lower at US$82.99 a barrel.
One Australian dollar is buying 64.14 US cents.