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Asia-Pacific shares slip; Australia’s October retail gross sales information forward – EAST AUTO NEWS

Asia-Pacific shares slip; Australia’s October retail gross sales information forward


SINGAPORE — Shares in Asia-Pacific slipped in Friday morning commerce, with Australia’s October retail gross sales information anticipated later within the day.

The S&P/ASX 200 in Australia fell 0.62% in morning commerce, with shares of main miner BHP declining about 0.5%. Australia’s retail gross sales information for October is ready to be launched at 8:30 a.m. HK/SIN.

In the meantime, the Nikkei 225 in Japan shed 0.67% whereas the Topix index fell 0.61%. South Korea’s Kospi was flat.

MSCI’s broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares exterior Japan traded 0.12% decrease.

In Covid developments, World Well being Group officers mentioned Thursday they’re monitoring a brand new variant with “numerous mutations.” A particular assembly is scheduled for Friday to debate its implications for vaccines and coverings.

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Markets within the U.S. had been closed on Thursday for the Thanksgiving vacation.

Currencies

The U.S. greenback index, which tracks the buck towards a basket of its friends, was at 96.774 — nonetheless above ranges beneath 96.5 seen earlier within the buying and selling week.

The Japanese yen traded at 115.08 per greenback, nonetheless weaker than ranges beneath 114.5 seen earlier this week. The Australian greenback was at $0.7175 following yesterday’s drop from ranges above $0.72.

Asia-Pacific shares slip; Australia’s October retail gross sales information forward – EAST AUTO NEWS
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