Greece Standoff Keeps Asian Markets Off Balance

Asian shares lost early steadiness and Chinese stocks got off to a weak start on Thursday, while upbeat US economic data helped the dollar gain as investors globally opted for caution due to Greece’s standoff with its creditors.
MSCI’s broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan was down 0.13% following yet another weak opening in China’s benchmark indexes. Tokyo’s Nikkei climbed 1.1% thanks to a weaker yen, while South Korea’s Kospi rose 0.3%.