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Asia Stocks Set to Open Mixed as Dollar, Oil Slip: Markets Wrap

(Bloomberg) — Shares in Asia were primed for a mixed open with the Thursday holiday in the US offering little guidance. The dollar edged lower.

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Futures for Japanese shares were steady, but a gain for contracts in the prior session indicates benchmarks will play catch-up after a holiday. Contracts for Australian shares edged higher, while those for Hong Kong shares fell after a Thursday rally.

Cash Treasuries resume trading in Asia after selling on Wednesday nudged yields higher. The Bloomberg dollar index fell Thursday as the greenback gave up gains against most major currencies. Australian and New Zealand yields advanced.

Oil benchmarks slipped further on news that OPEC+ will hold its delayed meeting online rather than in-person. The delay, and discord between members over quotas, has cast doubt on the prospect of further production cuts.

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