SINGAPORE — Shares in Japan seemed set for a decrease begin on Thursday regardless of good points in a single day on Wall Street that noticed a record close for each the S&P 500 and Dow Jones Industrial Average.
The Nikkei futures contract in Chicago was at 28,845 whereas its counterpart in Osaka was at 28,810. That in contrast towards the Nikkei 225’s final close at 28,906.88.
In Australia, the S&P/ASX 200 ticked fractionally greater in morning commerce.
Wall Street record close
Overnight stateside, the S&P 500 gained 0.14% to 4,793.06 — its seventieth record close of 2021. The Dow Jones Industrial Average additionally closed at a record, rising 90.42 factors to 36,488.63. The Nasdaq Composite lagged, slipping 0.1% to about 15,766.22.
Those strikes got here as traders continued to evaluate the financial dangers from the omicron Covid variant that has contributed to a surge in infections in locations such because the U.S. and U.Ok.
The Japanese yen traded at 114.96 per greenback, nonetheless weaker than ranges under 114.8 seen towards the dollar earlier within the week, The Australian greenback was at $0.7251 after a latest rise from under $0.724.