The Australian share market or S&P/ASX 200 (INDEXASX: XJO)(ASX: XJO) index is set for a slightly lower open Wednesday morning, according to data from Sydney Futures Exchange, with a2 Milk Company Ltd (Australia) (ASX: A2M) in the news.

Here’s the key headline data:

Australian Dollar ($A) (AUDUSD): 74.69 US cents

Dow Jones (DJI): down 0.8%

Oil (WTI): $US70.95 per barrel

Gold: $US1,292 per ounce

Overnight, London-listed shares of BHP Billiton Limited (ASX: BHP) and Rio Tinto Limited (ASX: RIO) finished 0.5% and 0.3% lower, respectively, according to Yahoo! Finance.

Australian Investing News

Making news in Australia, dairy and infant formula business a2 Milk Company released a trading update to the ASX this morning.