Australian stock market declines ahead of October retail sales data

SINGAPORE-The Australian stock market fell in early trading on Friday, and the country’s October retail sales data is expected to be released later in the day.

this Standard & Poor’s/Australian Stock Exchange 200 The stocks of major miners fell 0.24% in early trading BHP Billiton Decrease by about 0.5%.

Australia’s October retail sales data is scheduled to be released at 8:30 am Hong Kong/Singapore Standard Time.

At the same time, Chicago’s Nikkei futures contract was 29,435, while Osaka’s futures contract was 29,510.By contrast Nikkei 225 Index The final closing price was 29,499.28.

In terms of Covid development, WHO officials said on Thursday that they are Monitor new variants with “a large number of mutations”. A special meeting is scheduled for Friday to discuss its impact on vaccines and treatments.

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The US market is closed on Thursday for the Thanksgiving holiday.

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this Dollar index96.789 dollars, which tracks the dollar against a basket of currencies-is still above the level of below 96.5 earlier in the trading week.

this Japanese Yen The transaction price is 115.18 per dollar, which is still below the level of 114.5 earlier this week.this Australian dollar After falling from a level above US$0.72 yesterday, the price was US$0.7183.

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