U.S. retail sales drop further severely in April, consumer activity to remain weak for several months
U.S. industrial production falls sharply by 11.2 pct in April, likely to remain in negative territory in 2020
Canadian existing home sales fall quite sharply in April, likely to remain depressed for several months
FxWirePro: Asian markets in red, gold trades flat at $1,611 mark
All the major Asian indices were trading on a lower note on Friday. Gold was trading around $1,611 mark while silver was trading around $14.40 mark.
Japan’s Nikkei was trading 0.05 pct lower at 17,815.00 points.
Australia’s S&P/ASX200 was trading 1.64 pct lower at 5,067.00 points.
South Korea’s kospi was trading 0.17 pct higher at 1,727.55 points.
Hong Kong’s Hang seng was trading 0.72 pct lower at 23,115.50 points.
India’s NSE was trading 1.46 pct lower at 8,133 points and BSE Sensex was trading 1.56 pct lower at 27,824 points.