A number of regional markets closed for Christmas holidays

SINGAPORE — Shares in Asia-Pacific had been muted in Monday morning commerce, with a number of main markets within the area closed for holidays.

The Nikkei 225 traded flat whereas the Topix index shed 0.1%. South Korea’s Kospi edged above the flatline.

Wanting forward, China’s industrial revenue knowledge for November is about to be out at 9:30 a.m. HK/SIN.

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Main markets in Asia-Pacific equivalent to Australia and Hong Kong are closed for the Christmas holidays.

Currencies and oil

The U.S. greenback index, which tracks the buck in opposition to a basket of its friends, was at 96.087 after just lately declining from above 96.3.

The Japanese yen traded at 114.36 per greenback, weaker than ranges under 114 seen in opposition to the buck final week. The Australian greenback was at $0.7232 after rising from under $0.72 within the earlier buying and selling week.

Oil costs had been blended within the morning of Asia buying and selling hours on Monday, with worldwide benchmark Brent crude futures down 0.29% to $76.36 per barrel. U.S. crude futures shed 0.76% to $73.23 per barrel.

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