By Stanley White and Pete Schroeder
TOKYO/WASHINGTON, Oct 2 (Reuters) – U.S. stock futures dipped on Friday after President Donald Trump said he and his wife will quarantine after a close aide tested positive for the coronavirus.
Futures for the S&P 500 ESc1 fell 0.39% in Asian trading after the nwes, extending earlier losses, while Treasury yields remained broadly unchanged.
The U.S. dollar held steady against most currencies, but it rose against the Australian and New Zealand dollars in a sign of risk aversion.
MSCI’s broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan .MIAPJ0000PUS was down 0.15%. Australia’s S&P/ASX 200 index .AXJO fell 0.68% as a decline in oil and copper prices weighed on the resources sector.
Japan’s Nikkei 225 index .N225 was up 0.15% after the Tokyo Stock Exchange (TSE) resumed normal trading after its worst-ever outage brought the world’s third-largest equity market to a standstill.
Trump said on