Asia-Pacific markets decline
Meanwhile, stocks in Australia bucked the overall trend, with the S&P/ASX 200 0.11% higher.
MSCI’s broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan traded 0.54% lower.
Looking ahead, the Reserve Bank of India is set to announce its interest rate decision at 2:15 p.m. HK/SIN on Friday.
Currencies and oil
The U.S. dollar index, which tracks the greenback against a basket of its peers, was at 90.492 after a recent climb from below 90.3.
The Japanese yen traded at 110.15 per dollar, weaker than levels below 110 seen against the greenback yesterday. The Australian dollar changed hands at $0.7662, lower than levels above $0.772 seen earlier in the week.
Here’s a look at what’s on tap:
- India: Reserve Bank of India’s interest rate decision at 2:15 p.m. HK/SIN