Asia-Pacific stocks mixed ahead of China’s May trade data release
SINGAPORE — Asia-Pacific stocks were mixed in Thursday morning trade, with investors awaiting the release of China’s trade data for May expected later today.
The Australian capital is Sydney. S&P/ASX 200Dropped by 1.31%
The MSCI’s largest index of Asia-Pacific shares, outside Japan, traded 0.45% less.
China will announce trade data for May on Thursday.
Overnight on Wall Street, the S&P 500 shed 1.08% to 4,115.77. Dow Jones Industrial Average lost 269.24 points or 0.81% to 32.910.90. The Nasdaq composite lost 0.73%, to 12,086.27.
It U.S. dollar indexIn a week of turmoil,, which compares the greenback to a basket made up of peers, reached 102.583.
It Japanese yenThe dollar traded at 134.21 dollars, which is weaker than the levels of below 132 earlier in this week. The Australian dollarStill below levels of $0.725 last week, the price was $0.7175.
Petroleum prices rose in the early hours of Asia trade, with benchmark international oil prices Brent crude futuresThe barrel price climbed by 0.31% to $123.96 U.S. crude futuresBarrel price rose 0.2% to $122.36