Asian equities are mixed on the final trading day on the week, despite gains on Wall Street overnight.
Benchmark indices gained in Japan, fluctuated in South Korea and declined in Australia. A rise was seen on Wall Street on Thursday even as volumes set new lows for the year.
Oil prices edged higher, treasury 20-year bonds outperformed while the U.S. Dollar held losses.
The Singapore-traded SGX Nifty, an early indicator of the Nifty 50 Index’s performance in India, was little changed at 14,956, as of 7:00 a.m.
Let’s take a look at the factors that may influence equities in today’s session:
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