Japan -0.12%. BOJ announces no change to JGB yield at monetary policy meeting
China Market closed.
Hong Kong +2% playing catch up on other market gains after a five-day break.
India market closed.
Swedish home prices drop for 9th month; Singapore manufacturing shrinks less than expected; Philippines Q4 GDP growth beats forecasts;
Overnight on Wall Street, The Nasdaq closed lower Wednesday for a second day as investors studied the latest batch of corporate earnings, and assessed how the largest companies are faring amid rising rates and mounting recession fears.
The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 9.88 points, or 0.03%, to end at 33,743.84. The Nasdaq Composite dipped 0.18% to close at 11,313.36, and the S&P 500 dipped 0.02% to settle at 4,016.22.
Gold prices touched a nine-month high, with spot gold at $1,945.55 per ounce, after hitting $1,949.09 earlier in the day. Among other metals, spot silver fell 0.9% to $23.68 per ounce, platinum lost 0.1% to $1,038.38 and palladium was down 0.1% at $1,696.50.
Oil prices were steady after U.S. crude stocks rose less than expected. U.S. West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude rose 0.09% to $80.22 per barrel, while Brent was at $86.05, down 0.08% on the day.
Futures tied to the broad index traded up 0.1%, while Nasdaq-100 futures gained 0.33%. Futures tied to the Dow added 5 points, or 0.01%.