Asian index futures rose with U.S. stocks amid below-average trading volumes in New York, while the yen held near a three-month high versus the dollar. Thailand��s baht weakened on a report the army declared martial law and copper futures dropped.Futures on indexes from Australia to Hong Kong rose at least 0.1 percent in recent trading, with Nikkei 225 Stock Average contracts up 0.8 percent in Osaka the pre-market. Standard & Poor��s 500 Index futures fell 0.1 percent after a 0.4 percent advance in the U.S. gauge. The yen touched the strongest level since February in the last session. The baht slid 0.6 percent as copper futures declined 0.1 percent.The declaration by Thailand��s army came before dawn local time, Associated Press reported, citing a statement from the military. Minutes of the Reserve Bank of Australia��s May meeting will be published today, with a newspaper reporting S&P is looking for improvement in the government��s management of the budget. Singapore posts economic growth data today. Credit Suisse Group AG pleaded guilty and agreed to pay $2.6 billion in fines for helping Americans cheat on their taxes.
The baht slipped to 32.63 per dollar and touched the weakest intraday level since May 14.
Source : Bloomberg