The Bank of Japan will wrap up its monetary policy meeting on Friday and then announce its decision on interest rates, highlighting a modest day for Asia-Pacific economic activity. The BoJ is expected to leave its benchmark lending rate unchanged at-0.1 percent.
Japan also will see April figures for
The Thai stock market has finished lower in back-to-back trading days, sliding almost 20 points or 1.5 percent along the way. The Stock Exchange of Thailand now rests just above the 1,280-point plateau although it's expected to find some traction on Friday.
The global forecast for the Asian markets
WTI takes the bids near the weekly high.
200-bar SMA acts as the immediate upside barrier.
Bullish MACD, sustained break of previous resistance line keeps buyers hopeful.
WTI June futures cheer the break of short-term resistance line, now support, while taking the bids near $17.20 ahead of the Euro
Sharing insights into the Iranian missiles attack on the US airbases in Iraq, a US Defense official says that based on the initial reports Iran launched 15 ballistic missiles.
Additional Details (via ABC News):
10 hit Al Asad Airbase in western Iraq.
1 hit Erbil in northern Iraq
4 "failed in flight.