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Japan's Nikkei 225 drops greater than 2% as Asia shares fall following tumble on Wall Street

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Japan's Nikkei 225 drops greater than 2% as Asia shares fall following tumble on Wall Street

SINGAPORE — Shares in Asia-Pacific slipped Thursday morning after heavy losses on Wall Street in a single day.

The Nikkei 225 in Japan slipped 2.63% in early commerce whereas the Topix index shed 2.31%. Japan’s exports rose 12.5% year-on-year in April, information from the nation’s Ministry of Finance confirmed Thursday. That was decrease than expectations for a 13.8% improve, in keeping with Reuters.

South Korea’s Kospi dropped 1.93%, whereas the S&P/ASX 200 in Australia slipped 0.78%.

MSCI’s broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outdoors Japan traded 0.65% decrease.

Australia’s jobs information for April is anticipated to be launched at 9:30 a.m. HK/SIN at present.

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Major indexes on Wall Street tumbled, with the Dow Jones Industrial Average closing at its lowest since March 2021. The Dow dropped 1,164.52 factors, or 3.57%, to 31,490.07.

The S&P 500 slipped 4.04% to 4,923.68, whereas the tech-heavy Nasdaq Composite fell 4.73% to 11,418.15.

Currencies

The U.S. greenback index, which tracks the dollar towards a basket of its friends, was at 103.823 — off ranges beneath 103.5 seen earlier within the week.

The Japanese yen traded at 127.92 per greenback, stronger than ranges above 129 seen yesterday towards the dollar. The Australian greenback was at $0.6961 after a latest decline from ranges above $0.70.

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