Asia-Pacific stocks mixed; Bank of Korea interest rate decision ahead

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SINGAPORE — Shares successful Asia-Pacific were mixed successful Thursday greeting commercialized arsenic investors successful Asia look up to the Bank of Korea's complaint determination expected aboriginal today.

In Japan, the Nikkei 225 gained 0.6% portion the Topix scale precocious 0.4%.

South Korea's Kospi dipped 0.11%. The Bank of Korea is acceptable to denote its involvement complaint determination astatine 9 a.m. HK/SIN.

Australian stocks declined, with the S&P/ASX 200 falling 0.11%.

MSCI's broadest scale of Asia-Pacific shares extracurricular Japan traded 0.08% lower.

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Overnight stateside, the S&P 500 climbed 0.23% to 4,701.46 portion the tech-heavy Nasdaq Composite precocious 0.44% to 15,845.23. The Dow Jones Industrial Average lagged, dipping 9.42 points to 35,804.38.

Currencies

The U.S. dollar index, which tracks the greenback against a handbasket of its peers, was astatine 96.875 pursuing its ascent from levels beneath 96.5 earlier successful the week.

The Japanese yen traded astatine 115.42 per dollar, weaker than levels beneath 114.5 seen against the greenback earlier this week. The Australian dollar was astatine $0.7201, inactive disconnected levels supra $0.724 seen earlier successful the trading week.