• Australian stocks opened higher while futures for Hong Kong and Japan climbed, as did an index of US-listed Chinese shares, buoyed by gains of 1.5% in both the S&P 500 and the Nasdaq 100. Treasuries were mixed as the immediate fallout from the Bank of Japan’s surprise policy shift began to ebb. Government bond yields were steady in Australia and lower in New Zealand in early Asian trading.
  • The yen held a small loss from Wednesday after its sharp rally a day earlier. The dollar was little changed versus its Group-of-10 counterparts.