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SINGAPORE — Shares in Asia-Pacific were mixed in Thursday morning trade as investors in Asia look ahead to the Bank of Korea’s rate decision expected later today.

In Japan, the Nikkei 225 gained 0.6% while the Topix index advanced 0.4%.

South Korea’s Kospi dipped 0.11%. The Bank of Korea is set to announce its interest rate decision at 9 a.m. HK/SIN.

Australian stocks declined, with the S&P/ASX 200 falling 0.11%.

MSCI’s broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan traded 0.08% lower.

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Overnight stateside, the S&P 500 climbed 0.23% to 4,701.46 while the tech-heavy Nasdaq Composite advanced 0.44% to 15,845.23. The Dow Jones Industrial Average lagged, dipping 9.42 points to 35,804.38.

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