Asian Session Wrap

Shares in the Asia-Pacific region are showing on Thursday morning, while markets in Japan were closed for the weekend.

Hong Kong’s Hang Seng index was among the largest gainers in the region, rising 1.19% at the start of trading. Taiex & nbsp; Taiwan also won 1.01%.

Shares from mainland China rose, with Shanghai Composite showing about 0.1%, while & nbsp; Shenzhen component is partially called.

Kospi from South Korea won 0.92% in the best trade.

S & amp; The P / ASX 200 advanced 0.74% in Australia. Shares of BHP jumped nearly 3% after the company announced on Thursday the signing of a nickel supply agreement with Tesla .

MSCI for the Asia-Pacific region outside of Japan traded 0.78% higher.

However, concerns about the coronavirus situation in the Asia-Pacific region could continue to weigh on regional sentiment on Thursday. The two largest Australian protests on Wednesday reported a sharp increase in new Covid infections, while Indonesia accounted for record high virus deaths, according to Reuters.

Markets in Japan are closed on Thursdays for weekends.

Meanwhile, the price of bitcoins is recovering after recently falling below the $ 30,000 mark.

Over the night, the Dow Jones Industrial Average gained 286.01 points to 34,798, while the S&P 500 rose 0.82% to 4,358.69. Nasdaq Composite increased 0.92% to 14,631.95.

Currencies and Oil

The US dollar index was at 92,824 after a recent drop of over 93.00.

The Japanese yen traded at 110.13 per dollar, which is lower than the levels below 109.5 dollars observed earlier this week. The Australian dollar traded at $ 0.7345, still above the levels below $ 0.732 observed yesterday.

Oil prices were lower in the morning in Asian trading hours on Thursday, with international reference futures for crude Brent fell 0.36% to $ 71.97 a barrel. US crude futures fell 0.31% to $ 70.08 a barrel.



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