SINGAPORE — Shares in Asia-Pacific were mixed in Wednesday trade, following an overnight bounce on Wall Street with stocks rebounding from Monday’s losses.
Shares in Australia dipped, with the S&P/ASX 200 falling 0.29%.
MSCI’s broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan traded 0.07% lower.
Mainland Chinese markets remain closed on Wednesday for the holidays.
“The Committee noted that further removal of monetary policy stimulus is expected over time, with future moves contingent on the medium-term outlook for inflation and employment,” the RBNZ said in a release.
Following the rate hike announcement, the New Zealand dollar briefly jumped above $0.697, before retreating from those levels and last trading at $0.6947.
Overnight stateside, the Dow Jones Industrial Average jumped 311.75 points to 34,314.67 while the S&P 500 jumped 1.05% to 4,345.72. The Nasdaq Composite advanced 1.25% to 14,433.83.
Despite Tuesday’s gains, all three major averages on Wall Street are still down for the week.
The U.S. dollar index, which tracks the greenback against a basket of its peers was at 94.027 following its bounce earlier in the week from below 93.9.
The Japanese yen traded at 111.61 per dollar, weaker than levels below 111.2 seen against the greenback yesterday. The Australian dollar changed hands at $0.7275, still above levels below $0.728 seen yesterday.