Apple Stock – Stock moves, currencies, China inflation data
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SINGAPORE — Asia-Pacific stocks fell in early Tuesday trade, following a sell-off in tech stocks that weighed down major U.S. indexes overnight.
Japan’s Nikkei 225 declined around 0.97% while the Topix moved 0.6% lower. South Korea’s Kospi fell 0.57%.
In Australia, the ASX 200 inched down 0.43%.
China’s inflation data for April will be on investors’ watchlist. Analysts polled by Reuters expect Chinese consumer prices rose 1% last month from a year ago, accelerating from 0.4% in March.
China is also expected to release results of its once-in-a-decade population census.
Elsewhere in the region, Southeast Asian countries Malaysia and the Philippines are scheduled to report first-quarter gross domestic product data.
Analysts in a Reuters poll expect Malaysia’s economy to shrink 2% in in the January-to-March quarter compared with a year ago and the Philippine economy to contract 3% in the same period.
Currencies and oil
In the foreign exchange market, the U.S. dollar was at 90.238 against a basket of its peers in early Asia trade.
The Japanese yen changed hands at 108.87 per dollar, while the Australian dollar strengthened around 0.11% against the greenback to $0.7838.
In oil markets, U.S. crude futures dipped 0.06% to $64.88 per barrel, while global benchmark Brent was down 0.1% to $68.25 per barrel.
— CNBC’s Thomas Franck contributed to this report.