Asia-Pacific stocks mixed after S&P 500 ends winning streak on Wall Street – CNBC

SINGAPORE — Shares in Asia-Pacific were mixed in Thursday morning trade after the S&P 500 on Wall Street snapped its two-day winning streak overnight.

In Japan, the Nikkei 225 fell 0.23% while the Topix index slipped 0.19%.

South Korea’s Kospi gained 0.14%. Meanwhile, the S&P/ASX 200 in Australia sat below the flatline.

MSCI’s broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan traded 0.08% higher.

Overnight stateside, the S&P 500 slipped 0.11% to 4,241.84, ending a two-day winning streak. Still, the index sits 0.4% from an all-time high. The Dow Jones Industrial Average shed 71.34 points to 33,945.59 while the Nasdaq Composite rose 0.13% to 14,271.73.

Currencies and oil

The U.S. dollar index, which tracks the greenback against a basket of its peers, was at 91.796 after an earlier recovery from below 91.7.

The Japanese yen traded at 111.02 per dollar, having weakened earlier this week from below 110 against the greenback. The Australian dollar changed hands at $0.7573, above levels below $0.752 seen earlier in the week.

Oil prices were higher in the morning of Asia trading hours, with international benchmark Brent crude futures up 0.23% to $75.36 per barrel. U.S. crude futures advanced 0.19% to $73.22 per barrel.