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Some Up, Some Down


A mixed picture in Asia-Pac markets after a negative lead from the US in lacklustre trade with the lowest volumes of 2021 so far despite the IMF upgrading global growth forecasts. Indices in Japan are in minor positive territory, recouping some of yesterday's losses, tech sector leads the way higher after Toshiba said it had received a proposal to go private in a $20 billion deal. Chinese bourses are the laggards, the CSI 300 nursing losses of over 1% for the second session, consumer staples weigh. Hang Seng Index lower as markets reopen after a three-day trading pause. US futures are mixed, Dow futures in minor positive territory while S&P and Nasdaq are lower.

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