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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.

It Shanghai CompositeChina’s mainland China was above the level of the flatline, while in the Shenzhen ComponentThe drop was 0.664%. Hong Kong Hang Seng indexReduced by 0.13

Japan has the following: Nikkei 225The Topix index was slightly higher than the flat one. South Korea Kospi1.65% decrease

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.

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It European Central BankIt is also expected to signal a July rate hikeon Thursday, at its policy session. Asia-Pacific central banks Australia IndiaBoth announced earlier in the week rate increases.

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.

Currencies, oil

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