Asian shares weighed by cautious mood, oil settles
Asian shares struggled to make gains on Tuesday as investors braced for key events later in the week, including the start of the U.S. earnings season and a crucial Brexit summit, while broader concerns about slowing global growth checked sentiment.
- MSCI’s broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan was basically flat.
- Japan’s Nikkei dipped 0.15 percent.
- E-Mini futures for the S&P 500 lost 0.15 percent.
- Dow Jones Industrial Average losing 0.3 percent.
- The S&P 500 added 0.1 percent.
- The euro rose slightly to $1.1265 after booking gains of nearly 0.4 percent.
- Sterling advanced 0.1 percent to $1.3076.
- Against the Japanese yen, the dollar was down 0.15 percent at 111.33 yen.
- U.S. crude was last up 2 cents at $64.41 a barrel.
- Brent crude futures tacked on 7 cents to $71.17.
- Spot gold was up 0.2 percent at $1,299.90 per ounce.