Here’s Yahoo Finance’s Wednesday morning wrap:
ASX: The Australian share market is set to open lower off the back of a mixed end to the day in the US as investors tread carefully ahead of a Federal Reserve meeting.
The local SPI 200 futures contract was down by 86 points, or 1.39 per cent, to 6,098.0 at 0705 AEST on Tuesday, indicating losses in share values early.
Wall Street: Overnight, the S&P 500 and Dow fell while the Nasdaq ended at an all-time high for the second day in a row as the Federal Reserve began a two-day meeting.
AUD: The Australian dollar was buying 69.62 US cents at 0705 AEST.
Politicians will be talking about JobKeeper today. Parliamentary sittings will kick off today, and the wage subsidy scheme will be squarely in the spotlight.
The Senate will vote on changing the program's eligibility to include workers at foreign government-owned companies, like airline services provider dnata.
While the government is opposed to the changes, Labor and the Greens will aim to get three crossbench senators to support the disallowance motion.
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Your energy bills will be forced to go down. This is because competition watchdog ACCC will have new powers to punish electricity retailers if they don’t bring down prices for consumers where they can, stifle market competition or artificially manipulate prices. More on that here.