The Australian market looks set for a flat open after a sluggish lead from Wall Street.
At 0656 AEST on Wednesday, the June share price index futures contract was up three points at 5,623.
US stocks finished mixed in a choppy session following disappointing Walmart earnings and a pullback in many petroleum stocks.
Locally on Wednesday, Reserve Bank deputy governor Philip Lowe participates in a panel discussion at The Future of International Governance and the G20 conference, and the Westpac/Melbourne Institute consumer confidence survey is due out.
In Australia, the market on Wednesday finished lower for a second straight day despite getting a brief lift on indications that the Reserve Bank is open to more interest rate cuts.
The benchmark S&P/ASX200 index was down 43.7 points, or 0.77 per cent, at 5,615.5 points.
The broader All Ordinaries index was down 40.6 points, or 0.72 per cent, at 5,619.4 points.