Japan stocks set for higher start; China's September inflation data ahead

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SINGAPORE — Shares successful Japan looked acceptable for a higher commencement connected Thursday arsenic investors successful Asia-Pacific await the merchandise of China's ostentation information for September.

The Nikkei futures declaration successful Chicago was astatine 28,280 portion its counterpart successful Osaka was astatine 28,210. That compared against the Nikkei 225's past adjacent astatine 28,140.28.

Australian stocks roseate successful greeting commercialized arsenic the S&P/ASX 200 gained 0.65%.

China's user terms scale and shaper terms scale for September are acceptable to beryllium retired astatine 9:30 a.m. HK/SIN connected Thursday.

Markets successful Hong Kong are closed connected Thursday for a holiday.

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Overnight stateside, the S&P 500 roseate 0.3% to 4,363.80 and the Nasdaq Composite climbed 0.73% to astir 14,571.64. The Dow Jones Industrial Average was small changed astatine 34,377.81.

Currencies

The U.S. dollar index, which tracks the greenback against a handbasket of its peers, was astatine 94.08 aft falling precocious from supra 94.4.

The Japanese yen traded astatine 113.29 per dollar, weaker than levels beneath 112.5 seen against the greenback earlier this week. The Australian dollar changed hands astatine $0.7377, supra levels beneath $0.735 seen yesterday.