A quiet day in Asian markets

Thursday, 7 April 2011 09:49

A quiet day in Asian markets, low volumes. Australia released their unemployment numbers with an addition of 37.8k jobs, beating market estimates by a good margin. This has taken the AUD higher again back to recent highs and the unemployment rate down to 4.9%.

Aust volume 21% down and HSI volumes -3%.

SHCOMP:                +13bps
Hang Seng:             -4bps
ASX 200:                 -20bps
Nifty:                        -24bps
Straits (S’pore):       -20bps
SET (Thai):             +85bps
Bursa Malaysia:      +30bps
Jakarta:                   +12bps

HK Volatility Index (VHSI)     unch