Asian Shares were mostly lower on Thursday after another day of wobbly trading on Wall Street as markets eased off the accelerator following their big rally.
- Japan’s Nikkei 225 shed 0.4% to 22,365.00.
- The Hang Seng in Hong Kong also fell 0.4%, to 24,385.84.
- South Korea’s Kospi slipped 0.5% to 2,130.52.
- India’s Sensex edged 0.2% higher to 33,567.50.
- The Shanghai Composite index gained 0.2% to 2,941.64 after the central bank reportedly conducted market operations to inject cash ahead of mid-year settlements.
- A barrel of U.S. crude oil for delivery in July slipped 33 cents to $37.63 per barrel in electronic trading on the New York Mercantile Exchange. It gave up 42 cents to settle at $37.96 on Wednesday.
- Brent crude, the international standard, slipped 16 cents to $40.55 per barrel.
- In currency trading, the dollar bought 106.83 Japanese yen, down from 106.97 yen on Thursday.
- The euro edged higher to $1.1252 from $1.1243.