Stocks in Asia Pacific were set for mixed trading as the coronavirus situation stateside continues to be monitored by investors amid concerns as cases continue to surge.
Futures pointed to a lower open for stocks in Japan. The Nikkei futures contract in Chicago was at 22,505 while its counterpart in Osaka was at 22,470. That compared against the Nikkei 225’s last close at 22,259.79.
Meanwhile, shares in Australia were set for a positive start to their trading day. The SPI futures contract was at 5,835, as compared to the S&P/ASX 200’s last close at 5,817.70.
Markets in China are closed on Friday for a holiday.
Investor reaction to the ongoing coronavirus situation in the U.S. will continue to be watched on Friday, after the country suffered its single-biggest daily coronavirus cases surge on record. More than 45,000 new coronavirus cases were confirmed on Wednesday, a record that surpassed the previous