View of the central business district skyline at sunset in Beijing, China.
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Asia-Pacific markets are mostly lower ahead of a week of inflation readings from across the region and South Korea’s third-quarter gross domestic product numbers.
Singapore and Australia will release inflation figures for September on Monday and Wednesday respectively, while Japan will release Tokyo’s inflation numbers on Friday. Tokyo’s inflation is considered a leading indicator of nationwide figures.
In Australia, the S&P/ASX 200 fell 0.81% in Monday morning trading, extending losses from last week and on pace for a third straight session of losses.
Hong Kong’s markets are closed for a holiday Monday, but the mainland Chinese CSI 300 index continued its slide, down 0.46% and diving past its one-year low.
On Friday in the U.S., all three major indexes retreated as a surge in the 10-year Treasury yield prompted broader concerns about the state of the economy.
Most notably, the yield on the benchmark 10-year Treasury crossed 5% for the first time in 16 years on Thursday.
— CNBC’s Pia Singh and Alex Harring contributed to this report.