The Australian stock market looks set to open firmer after a positive finish on Wall Street and a rebound in commodities prices.
At 0709 AEST on Wednesday, the June share price index futures contract was 33 points firmer at 4,978 points, with 4,602 contracts traded.
In New York on Tuesday, the Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 1.08 per cent to 14,756.78 points, while the broad-based S&P500 gained 1.43 per cent to 1,574.57.
Meanwhile, the tech-heavy Nasdaq Composite Index ended up 1.5 per cent at 3,264.63.
In economics news on Wednesday, the Australian Bureau of Statistics will release merchandise imports figures for March, while the Housing Industry Association is due to release its December quarter residential land report.
The Westpac-Melbourne Institute's leading index of economic activity is also due out.
In companies news, miner BHP Billiton releases its March quarter production report, while Atlas Iron will publish its March quarter results.
On Tuesday, the benchmark S&P/ASX200 index fell 0.34 per cent to 4,950.8 points, while the broader All Ordinaries finished 0.46 per cent lower at 4,944618 points.
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