SINGAPORE — Shares in Asia-Pacific edged higher in Thursday morning trade, as investors looked ahead to an upcoming release of U.S. inflation data for May.
Shares in Australia nudged higher, with the S&P/ASX 200 up 0.48%.
MSCI’s broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan traded 0.55% higher.
The U.S. dollar index, which tracks the greenback against a basket of its peers, was at 90.173 after recently bouncing from below the 90 level.
The Japanese yen traded at 109.52 per dollar, weaker than levels around 109.2 against the greenback seen earlier this week. The Australian dollar changed hands at $0.7733, having seen a recent drop from about $0.776.