ASX: The ASX is expected to open slightly higher on Tuesday after an uninspiring lead from Wall Street overnight.
The benchmark S&P/ASX200 index closed lower on Monday by 4.7 points, or 0.06 per cent, to 7,452.2.
The All Ordinaries closed down 9.3 points, or 0.12 per cent, to 7,767.9.
In late trading, the Dow Jones Industrial Average was up 0.31 per cent, at 36,440.03, the S&P 500 was up 0.082 per cent, at 4,701.37 and the Nasdaq Composite was up 0.067 per cent, at 15,982.36.
Christmas shopping: After a horror year for Australian businesses, retailers are optimistic Christmas will provide a much-needed shot in the arm. An annual retailers Christmas survey from Deloitte found this holiday season.
According to Prime Minister Scott Morrison, the public and private sector investment will put up to 1.7 million more electric vehicles on the road by 2030.
US officials said they had recovered US$6.1 million (AU$8.2 million) from the Ukrainian and Russian nationals.
"The Justice Department is sparing no resource to identify and bring to justice anyone, anywhere who targets the United States with a ransomware attack," US Attorney General Merrick Garland said.
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