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Friday, February 26, 2021

Japan shares set to commerce greater; China retains benchmark lending fee unchanged

SINGAPORE — Shares in Japan have been set to rise on the Monday open as China left its benchmark lending fee unchanged over the weekend.

Futures pointed to the next open for Japanese shares. The Nikkei futures contract in Chicago was at 30,195 whereas its counterpart in Osaka was at 30,180. That in contrast in opposition to the Nikkei 225’s final shut at 30,017.92.

In the meantime, shares in Australia have been little modified in morning commerce because the S&P/ASX 200 hovered above the flatline.

The one-year mortgage prime fee (LPR) in China was left unchanged at 3.85%, largely in step with expectations of merchants and analysts in a Reuters snap ballot. The five-year LPR was additionally saved regular at 4.65%.

Currencies

The U.S. greenback index, which tracks the dollar in opposition to a basket of its friends, was at 90.334 after a latest decline from above 90.9.

The Japanese yen traded at 105.59 per greenback, stronger than ranges above 106 in opposition to the dollar seen in the midst of final week. The Australian greenback modified palms at $0.787 after a bounce late las week from round $0.776.

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