U.S. retail sales drop further severely in April, consumer activity to remain weak for several months
Australian labor market seems to be stabilizing, businesses expect to increase staff in months ahead
U.S. industrial production falls sharply by 11.2 pct in April, likely to remain in negative territory in 2020
FxWirePro: Asian markets slightly up, gold stabilizes below $1,500 mark
All the major Asian indices were trading on a higher note on Thursday. Gold was trading around $1,494 mark while silver was trading around $18.07 mark.
Japan’s Nikkei was trading 0.95 pct higher at 21,803.77 points.
Australia’s S&P/ASX200 was trading 0.09 pct higher at 6,643.55 points.
Hong Kong's hang seng index was trading 0.23 percent lower at 27,096.88 points.
Taiwan stock was trading 0.36 percent higher at 10,830.33 points.
India’s NSE Nifty was trading 0.16 pct higher at 11,053.05 points while BSE sensex was trading 0.20 points higher at 37,340.93 points.