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Investors focused on Fed Jackson Hole symposium

SINGAPORE — Stock futures in Asia-Pacific pointed to a muted open on Friday, with investors looking ahead to the Federal Reserve's annual Jackson Hole symposium where Fed Chair Jerome Powell is due to speak.SPI futures in Australia traded down 0.14% and was a touch lower from the benchmark ASX 200's previous close at 7,491.2.Nikkei futures were…
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South Korea rate decision, oil and currencies

SINGAPORE — Asia-Pacific stocks were mixed in early trade on Thursday, as U.S. markets again surged to record highs. Meanwhile, investors look ahead to the Bank of Korea's upcoming rate decision.Japan's Nikkei 225 rose 0.36%, while the Topix edged up 0.14%.In Australia, the S&P/ASX 200 fell 0.31%.Over in South Korea, the Kospi gained…
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S&P 500, Nasdaq jump to record highs

SINGAPORE — Asia-Pacific stocks looked set for a mixed start Wednesday, as optimism continued to drive U.S. stocks, with the S&P 500 and Nasdaq reaching record highs.The Nikkei 225 in Japan looked to open higher than its previous close of 27,732.10. The Nikkei futures contract in Chicago was at 27,775 while its counterpart in Osaka was at…
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Reserve Bank of New Zealand keeps rates unchanged

SINGAPORE — Shares in Asia-Pacific were higher in Wednesday morning trade as investors reacted to the Reserve Bank of New Zealand's interest rate decision.In Japan, the Nikkei 225 rose 0.37% while the Topix index climbed 0.4%. Japan's government on Tuesday decided to extend the Covid-19 state of emergency in Tokyo and other areas to Sept. 12, local…
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Dow and S&P 500 notch record closing highs

SINGAPORE — Shares in Asia-Pacific looked set for a mixed start on Tuesday following gains overnight on Wall Street that took the Dow Jones Industrial Average and S&P 500 to record closing highs.Futures pointed to a higher open for Japanese stocks. The Nikkei futures contract in Chicago was at 27,695 while its counterpart in Osaka was at…
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