Australian shares are poised to open softer following a record high on the local market and after US markets soured following a rise in coronavirus cases.
The SPI200 futures contract was down 5 points, or 0.07 per cent, at 7,105 at 0700 AEDT on Friday.
The Australian benchmark S&P/ASX200 index finished on Thursday up 17.9 points, or 0.25 per cent, at a closing record of 7,162.5 after setting an intraday record of 7,197.2.
But the mood in equity markets soured as coronavirus fatalities outside China rose and company earnings reflected the pandemic's impact, Westpac's finance markets morning note says.
US and European markets closed lower.
The Australian dollar was buying 66 US cents, at 0700 AEDT, down from 66.47 US cents on Thursday.