Asia Pacific Markets Trade Mixed as Investors Anticipate Key Economic Data

On Monday morning (4 Dec, 9:30 AM, GMT+7, Bangkok time), Asia Pacific major indices traded mixed as investors were waiting for key economic data and inflation readings coming this week.


Japan’s NIKKEI edged down by 0.66% to 33,209.79. South Korea’s KOSPI rose by 0.58% to 2,519.6, and Australia’s ASX 200 grew by 0.84% to 7,132.9.

As for stocks in China, Shanghai’s SSEC remained unchanged at 3,031.72. Hong Kong’s HSI declined by 0.23% to 16,791.93, and Shenzhen’s SZI dropped by 0.16% to 9,705.13.


Meanwhile, the US stocks market edged higher on Friday as CRM climbed by 3.22%, and JNJ increased by 2.4%.

Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) rose by 0.82% to 36,245.5. NASDAQ edged up by 0.55% to 14,305.03, and S&P 500 climbed by 0.59% to 4,594.63. VIX slid by 2.24% to 12.63.


As for commodities, oil prices rose as the tension in the Middle East has returned to the concentration of concerns about supply from the region. However, oil prices remained uncertain due to OPEC+ oil cuts, slow China’s economic recovery, and enlarging US production.

Brent climbed by 0.4% to $79.16 per barrel, and the West Texas Intermediate (WTI) edged up by 0.4% to $74.36 a barrel. 

As for this morning, Brent declined by 0.67% to $78.35 a barrel, and WTI slid by 0.58% to $73.64 per barrel. Furthermore, gold futures grew by 0.78% to $2,105.9 per Troy ounce.