- Asian stock markets : https://tmsnrt.rs/2zpUAr4
- Asia ex-Japan inches up, Nikkei slips
- Focus on U.S. payrolls and Fed policy
- Holidays in UK, U.S. keep liquidity thin
SYDNEY, May 31 (Reuters) – Asian shares were trying to extend their recent rally to a third week on Monday in the hope U.S. jobs figures show the expected revival in hiring in May and keep the global recovery on track.
MSCI’s broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan (.MIAPJ0000PUS) added 0.3%, having rallied 2.2% last week. Japan’s Nikkei (.N225) fell 0.7%, while Australia (.AXJO) touched a fresh all-time peak.
Chinese blue chips (.CSI300) slipped 0.4%, while a survey showed a slight slowdown…