SINGAPORE – Stocks in Japan looked poised to open lower on Tuesday after opening Monday increaseThe Reserve Bank of Australia is preparing to announce its interest rate decision later today.
Futures pointed to a lower open for Japanese stocks. Chicago’s Nikkei futures were at 29.505 while Osaka’s futures were 29.560. This compared to Nikkei 225 The last closing price is at 29647.08.
Australian shares rose in morning trading, with a rise S & P / ASX 200 up about 0.3%. The Reserve Bank of Australia It is due to announce its rate decision at around 11:30AM HKT/Social Security Number.
Overnight on Wall Street, the S&P 500 rose 0.18% to a record closing level of 4,613.67. The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 94.28 points to 3,5913.84, also ending the trading day at a new record high. The Nasdaq Composite advanced 0.63% to about 15,595.92, also a record closing number.
The US dollar index, which measures the greenback against a basket of other currencies, was at 93.879, having recently fallen from above 94.
The Japanese Yen It traded at 114.09 per dollar, stronger than the levels around 114.4 seen against the dollar yesterday. The Australian dollar It was traded at $0.7522 after yesterday’s rally from below $0.75.