Australia's February trade balance figures will be made public at 8:30 pm ET. Analysts expect the trade surplus to fall to A$700 million from A$970 million surplus in January.

The Australian dollar edged slightly down against its major opponents ahead of the report. As of 8:25 pm, the aussie is worth 0.6978 against the greenback, 68.74 versus the yen and 1.899 against the euro.

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