Japan stocks set for mixed start as U.S. Fed commits to continuing to support the economy; Australia jobs data ahead

Overnight on Wall Street, the S&P 500 closed 0.2% higher at 3,701.17. The Nasdaq Composite gained 0.5% to end its trading day at 12,658.19, seeing intraday and closing all-time highs. The Dow Jones Industrial Average, on the other hand, shed 44.77 points to close at 30,154.54.


The U.S. dollar index, which tracks the greenback against a basket of its peers, was at 90.243 following levels above 90.6 seen earlier in the week.

The Japanese yen traded at 103.47 per dollar, having strengthened from levels above 104 against the greenback seen earlier in the trading week. The Australian dollar changed hands at $0.757, above levels below $0.75 seen last week.

Here’s a look at what’s on tap:

  • Australia: Jobs data for November at 8:30 a.m. HK/SIN

— CNBC’s Jeff Cox contributed to this report.

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