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Coming up in the Asia-Pac session on Friday:

ASIA

Coming up in the Asia-Pac session on Friday:

USDCAD TECHS

Consolidation Mode

AUDUSD TECHS

Maintains A Bullish Tone

STOCKS
STOCKS: Asia's major indices were mostly lower on Thursday as tech names moved
higher, while financials took a hit.
- The Nikkei 225 bucked the broader trend, adding 0.5%, with the IT sector
outperforming, while energy names added the most weight to the index.
- The Hang Seng lost 0.7% as IT names weighed, while energy was the only sector
to trade higher.
- China's CSI 300 lost 1.4%.
- Australia's ASX lost 0.2% with the Financial sector adding the most weight,
while the health care sector lodged the largest gains.
- US index futures moved higher following a strong run of earnings posted after
the bell. The e-mini S&P added 5 points, while the mini Dow added 16 points.
MNI London Bureau | +44 0203-865-3809 | anthony.barton@marketnews.com
MNI London Bureau | +44 0203-865-3809 | anthony.barton@marketnews.com