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  • Writer's pictureBy The Financial District

Asian Shares Mixed Despite Wall Street Gains

Asian markets showed a mixed performance on Friday, with several markets closed due to public holidays in the region.

Bangkok's SET index declined by 0.5%. I Photo: SCG Building & Living Care Consulting Co., Ltd.

US futures and oil prices experienced slight increases, as reported by Elaine Kurtenbach for the Associated Press (AP).

Tokyo's Nikkei 225 index was down by 0.3%, reaching 31,764.01. Bangkok's SET index declined by 0.5%, while Australia's S&P/ASX 200 saw a 0.4% increase, reaching 7,054.40. India's Sensex gained 0.4%.

However, markets in Hong Kong, Shanghai, and Seoul remained closed.

On Thursday, the S&P 500 increased by 0.6%, closing at 4,299.70. The Dow Jones Industrial Average added 0.3% to reach 33,666.34, and the Nasdaq composite gained 0.8%, closing at 13,201.28.

All the news: Business man in suit and tie smiling and reading a newspaper near the financial district.

A decline in oil prices provided some relief to the stock market after crude oil had reached its highest price of the year the previous day. Early on Friday, the US benchmark crude oil was up by 19 cents at $91.90 per barrel, following a nearly $2 decline on Thursday, as reported by Stan Choe for AP.

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