SINGAPORE — Shares in Asia-Pacific traded mixed on Wednesday morning as investors in Asia-Pacific looked ahead to the release of Chinese trade data for September.
In Japan, the Nikkei 225 slipped 0.18% while the Topix index dipped 0.28%.
MSCI’s broadest index of Asia-Pacific stocks outside Japan traded 0.16% higher.
Meanwhile, morning trading of securities and derivatives at the Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing is set to be cancelled on Wednesday because of bad weather due to Typhoon Kompasu. That comes after the Hong Kong Observatory announced at around 7:45 a.m. local time that the severe weather warning “will remain in force before noon.”
Oil prices were muted in the morning of Asia trading hours, although they still remained elevated above $80 per barrel.
China on Tuesday announced plans to liberalize coal-fired power pricing, Reuters reported, as the country faces a energy crisis.
The U.S. dollar index, which tracks the greenback against a basket of its peers, was at 94.403 after bouncing from levels below 94.2 earlier in the week.