Share this

SINGAPORE — Shares in Australia declined in Friday morning trade, with some major markets in Asia-Pacific closed for the year or set to end early on the final trading day of 2021.

The S&P/ASX 200 in Australia slipped 0.22% in morning trade.

Markets in Australia, Hong Kong and Singapore are set to close early on Friday for the final trading day of the year.

Elsewhere in Asia, markets in Japan and South Korea are already done with trading for the year and are closed on Friday.

Stock picks and investing trends from CNBC Pro:

Overnight stateside, the Dow Jones Industrial Average snapped its 6-day winning streak as it fell 90.55 points to 36,398.08. The S&P 500 shed 0.3% to 4,778.73 while the Nasdaq Composite declined 0.16% to 15,741.56.


The U.S. dollar index, which tracks the greenback against a basket of its peers, was at 95.999 following choppy trading this week that has seen go momentarily from above 96.2 to below 95.8.

The Japanese yen sat at 115.06 per dollar, weaker than levels below 114.6 seen against the greenback this week. The Australian dollar was at $0.7248, still above levels below $0.723 seen earlier in the week.

Source: DailyMail

Share this
You May Also Like

Memorial held for victims of the Surfside tragedy on anniversary of the condo collapse

A memorial ceremony honoring the victims of a deadly condo collapse was…

Florida-based nonprofit vows to continue facilitating safe abortions despite Supreme Court ruling

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Despite the Supreme Court’s decision Friday to overturn Roe…

Model, 23, who was killed and stuffed in suitcase appears to predict her own death in unearthed clip

A Russian model who was killed and stuffed into a suitcase appears…

Andrew Gillum, Former Florida Gubernatorial Challenger To DeSantis, Charged With Wire Fraud

A federal grand jury has returned a twenty-one-count indictment against Andrew Demetric…

Who Is Christina Ferneyhough? Know Sion Jenkins Wife, Daughters And Where He Is Now

Claire Aves Husband Name- Who Is She Married To? Who Dares Wins…

Who Is Arrested Principal Roger Freed From Williamsport? Wife And Family

Does Carlos Sainz Jr’s Have A Wife? Explore His Married Life, Net…

Authorities investigating Top Dollar Pawn for allegedly selling stolen goods

COLORADO SPRINGS — Colorado Springs and Pueblo Police are asking everyone to avoid the…

Vienna reclaims title as world’s most livable city

Vienna has reclaimed its title as the most livable city in the…