The Australian market looks set to open flat following a late surge in trading last session and a mixed performance on world exchanges.
At 0700 AEDT on Monday, the share price futures index was up one point, or 0.02 per cent, at 5,748.
US Markets closed mixed, as did Europe's, but Asia rose with Tokyo lifting close to one per cent, encouraged by a slight softening in the yen.
On Wall Street, the Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 0.3 per cent while the S&P 500 closed flat, down 0.8 per cent, after Republicans withdrew US president Donald Trump's healthcare bill when it became obvious it wouldn't get enough votes in Congress.
Locally, in economic news on Monday, CoreLogic releases its weekly survey of capital city house prices and auction clearance rates.
No major equities news is expected.
The Australian market on Friday staged an end-of-week recovery as investors rekindled their belief that US president Donald Trump will be able to address the issue of tax cuts regardless of the outcome of his efforts to repeal Obamacare.
The benchmark S&P/ASX200 index rose 45.5 points, or 0.8 per cent, at 5,753.5 points, while the broader All Ordinaries index was up 42.1 points, or 0.73 per cent at 5,796.1 points..
Meanwhile, the Australian dollar is virtually unchanged against its US counterpart after the US dollar pulled back to finish down 0.1 per cent after Republicans pulled Trump's healthcare bill.
The local currency was trading at 76.21 US cents at 0700 AEDT on Monday, from 76.19 on Friday.
CURRENCY SNAPSHOT AT 0700 AEDT:
One Australian dollar buys:
* 76.21 US cents, from 76.19 on Friday
* 84.47Japanese yen, from 84.93 yen
* 70.30 euro cents, from 70.76 cents
* 61.04 British pence, from 61.04 pence
* 108.59 New Zealand cents, from 108.76 NZ cents
BOND SNAPSHOT AT 0700 AEDT:
* CGS 5.25 per cent March 2019, 1.75.74pct, from 1.7564pct
* CGS 4.25pct April 2026, 2.692pct, from 2.6938pct,
Sydney Futures Exchange prices:
* March 2017 10-year bond futures contract at 97.22 (implying a yield of 2.78pct), from 97.210 ( 2.790pct) on Friday
* March 2017 3-year bond futures contract at 98.02 (1.98pct), from 98.000 (2.000pct).
(*Currency closes taken at 1700 AEDT previous local session, bond market closes taken at 1630 AEDT previous local session)