Stocks in Asia Pacific were mixed in Friday morning trade after major stock indexes on Wall Street snapped their winning streak overnight.
In Japan, the Nikkei 225 dipped 0.31% in early trade while the Topix index shed 0.17%. South Korea’s Kospi, on the other hand, added 0.11%.
Meanwhile, the S&P/ASX 200 declined 0.21%.
Overall, the MSCI Asia ex-Japan index traded 0.05% lower.
Developments on economic stimulus as countries attempt to recover from the coronavirus pandemic likely continued to be watched. The European Central Bank on Thursday announced an increase in its Pandemic Emergency Purchase Programme by 600 billion euros.
Source : CNBC