The S&P/ASX 200 is trading 0.51 per cent higher at 6,989.40.
The SPI futures are up 39 points.
Best and worst performers
The best-performing sector is Energy, up 3.23 per cent. The worst-performing sector is Consumer Staples, down 0.63 per cent.
Japan’s Nikkei has lost -0.26 per cent.
Hong Kong’s Hang Seng has gained 1.58 per cent.
China’s Shanghai Composite has lost 0.48 per cent.
Commodities and the dollar
Gold is trading at US$1,865.00 an ounce.
Light crude is trading $3.58 higher at US$86.37 a barrel.
One Australian dollar is buying 63.68 US cents.