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Bitcoin futures, dollar strength and oil prices


Pedestrians walk past a stock quotation board flashing the Nikkei 225 key index of the Tokyo Stock Exchange in Tokyo on Dec. 8, 2017.

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Pedestrians walk past a stock quotation board flashing the Nikkei 225 key index of the Tokyo Stock Exchange in Tokyo on Dec. 8, 2017.

Asia markets were to set open on a positive note on Monday, following a positive finish in the U.S. last Friday after the release of a stronger-than-expected jobs report.

Australia’s SPI futures traded at 6,024, which was a touch higher than the ASX 200’s last close at 5,994.4.

Nikkei futures in Chicago traded at 22,900 and at 22,820 in Osaka. Those pointed to a slightly higher open for the Japanese benchmark index that finished at 22,811.08 in the previous session.

The U.S. economy added 228,000 jobs last month, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Economists polled by Reuters expected a gain of 200,000. The unemployment rate held steady at 4.1 percent.

In the currency market, the dollar rose against a basket of rivals from levels below 93.300 in the previous week to trade at 93.910 on Monday morning at 7:49 a.m. HK/SIN.

Among other major currencies, the Japanese yen weakened from the 112 level to trade at 113.57 to the dollar. The Australian dollar traded at $0.7506 and the euro last traded at $1.1767.

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