Asian shares mixed as Chinese markets head into holidays
Asian shares, including China’s, were little changed on Monday, shrugging off news that the U.S. administration is considering delisting Chinese companies from U.S. stock exchanges.
- MSCI’s broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan (MIAPJ0000PUS) was flat.
- China’s Shanghai stock index (SSEC) slipped 0.1%.
- Pan-European Euro Stoxx 50 futures (STXEc1) were down 0.11%.
- German DAX futures (FDXc1) down 0.08%.
- FTSE futures (FFIc1) 0.16% lower.
- Major currencies were little changed, with the yen trading slightly firmer at 107.75 yen.
- The euro hovered around $1.0932 (EUR=), having sunk to a 28-month low of $1.0904.
- Sterling traded at $1.23 not far from Friday’s low of $1.2270, its lowest since Sept. 9.
- Brent crude (LCOc1) futures fell 0.36% to $61.64 a barrel.
- U.S. West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude (CLc1) fell 0.14% to $55.83 per barrel.