The S&P/ASX 200 is trading 0.34 per cent lower at 7,026.80.
The SPI futures are down 28 points.
Best and worst performers
The best-performing sector is Energy, up 0.73 per cent. The worst-performing sector is Information Technology, down 2.61 per cent.
Japan’s Nikkei has lost -1.64 per cent.
Hong Kong’s Hang Seng has lost -0.33 per cent.
China’s Shanghai Composite has lost -0.49 per cent.
Commodities and the dollar
Gold is trading at US$1,932.10 an ounce.
Light crude is trading EVEN at US$87.69 a barrel.
One Australian dollar is buying 63.17 US cents.