Japan -0.35%. Japan’s global trade data in October: Exports + 25.3% y/y, Imports + 53.5% y/y.
Hong Kong -1.84%.
Australia + 0.19%. Australian jobs report: Employment K + 32.2K (+ 15K expected) & Unemployment 3.4% (3.6% expected).
At night on Wall Street, the major US indexes ended the day, and NASDAQ is leading the way. Dow Jones Industrial Average -39.09 points or -0.12% at 33553.83. The S&P 500 -32.96 points or -0.83% at 3958.78 and the Nasdaq Composite -174.74 points or -1.54% at 11183.67.
New Zealand data – Q3 PPI rising, but slower than Q2.
North Korea has launched a short-range missile.
Oil prices fell for a second day in early Asian trading on Thursday as worries about global tensions eased and a rise in Covid-19 cases in China compounded concerns for the world’s biggest exporter.
Brent crude Futures were down 62 cents, or 0.7%, at $92.24 a barrel by 0110 GMT. U.S. West Texas Intermediate (WTI) futures were down 65 cents, or 0.8%, at $84.94 a barrel.
Gold prices were lower on Thursday as the need for protection against the latest political developments faded, with expectations that the US Federal Reserve will be less likely to raise rates in the coming months supporting the market.
Spot gold was mostly unchanged at $1,773.40 an ounce, as of 0103 GMT.
US gold futures were little changed at $1,776.20 an ounce.
Spot silver it changed by 0.3% to $21.41 per ounce.
Platinum fell 0.3% to $1,003.4 and palladium it was down 0.2% at $2,067.10.
In the future US high. Dow Jones +0.24%; The value of the S&P500 +0.34%; Nasdaq +0.42%.