The Australian share market is expected to open flat ahead of the release of the central bank’s minutes from its last meeting.

The SPI200 futures contract was down 5 points, or 0.08 per cent, at 6,592.0 at 0800 AEST, suggesting little change at the start of trade for the benchmark S&P/ASX200 on Tuesday.

Wall Street closed higher overnight after a choppy session, with the Dow Jones Industrial Average finishing up 0.10 per cent, the S&P 500 up 0.02 per cent and the tech-heavy Nasdaq Composite up 0.17 per cent.

The Reserve Bank of Australia is set to give further clues about its decision to cut the cash rate to a record low of 1.0 per cent when the minutes of its July meeting are released at 1130 AEST.

The Aussie dollar is buying 70.40 US cents from 70.33 US cents on Monday.