Thursday Outlook: Asia shares off 3-month highs; dollar on tenterhooks; oil climbs

Gold prices hover near 5-month highs

  
A man wearing protective face mask, following an outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), stands in front of a stock quotation board outside a brokerage in Tokyo, Japan, March 10, 2020. Image used for illustrative purpose.

A man wearing protective face mask, following an outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), stands in front of a stock quotation board outside a brokerage in Tokyo, Japan, March 10, 2020. Image used for illustrative purpose.

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Asia shares off 3-month highs, caution ahead of U.S. payrolls
MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan rose 0.3% to 711 points

Dollar on tenterhooks as payrolls test looms
Investors have bet on the dollar falling as the world recovers from the COVID-19 pandemic

Oil rises for a third day on expectations for fuel demand pickup
Brent crude futures were up 49 cents, or 0.7%, at $71.84 a barrel

Gold prices hover near 5-month highs as U.S. yields retreat
Spot gold was steady at $1,907.67 per ounce


 

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