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A flat start is expected on the Aussie share market in a week when the easing of coronavirus lockdown measures could encourage investors.

The SPI 200 futures contract was up 3 points, or 0.06 per cent, to 5,405.0 at 0700 AEST on Monday, indicating little direction for early trade.

Major US stock indexes closed trading higher last week after the 20.5 million US jobs lost in April from the virus impact was fewer than economists feared.

AMP Capital chief economist Shane Oliver expected ASX traders’ attention to be on the relaxing of coronavirus lockdown measures this week.

Australian state and territory governments are giving people more freedom to mingle, and more businesses are re-opening.

One Australian dollar buys 65.33 US cents at 0700 AEST, up from 65.23 US cents at Friday’s close.