SINGAPORE — Stocks in Asia-Pacific slipped on Monday, with major markets in China and Japan closed for holidays.
MSCI’s broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan dipped 0.72%.
Investors in Asia-Pacific continued monitoring the Covid situation in India as the country continues to battle a deadly second wave of infections. Over the weekend, more than 400,000 daily new cases were registered for the first time.
Markets in China, Japan, and Thailand were closed on Monday for holidays.
|.N225||Nikkei 225 Index||NIKKEI||28812.63||-241.34||-0.83|
|.HSI||Hang Seng Index||HSI||28432.99||75.45||0.27|
|.AXJO||S&P/ASX 200||ASX 200||7056.50||27.70||0.39|
|.FTFCNBCA||CNBC 100 ASIA IDX||CNBC 100||10902.68||6.41||0.06|
The U.S. dollar index, which tracks the greenback against a basket of its peers, was at 91.241 after rising late last month from below 90.9.
The Japanese yen traded at 109.68 per dollar, weaker than levels below 108.5 against the greenback seen last week. The Australian dollar changed hands at $0.772, following its tumble in late April from above $0.776.
Oil prices were little changed in the afternoon of Asia trading hours, with international benchmark Brent crude futures below the flatline as they traded at $66.74 per barrel. U.S. crude futures hovered above the flatline, trading at $63.60 per barrel.
SOURCE : https://www.cnbc.com/2021/05/03/asia-markets-covid-in-india-currencies-oil.html