Stocks in Asia traded mixed on Thursday morning as investors await the release of U.S. jobless claims data expected later in the day stateside.
Shares in Japan led losses among the region’s major markets, with the Nikkei 225 falling 3.14% in early trade while the Topix index shed 2.34%. South Korea’s Kospi, on the other hand, added 0.92%.
Meanwhile, the S&P/ASX 200 in Australia rose about 1.4% in morning trade.
Overall, the MSCI Asia ex-Japan index traded 0.13% higher.
Source : CNBC