Asian Stocks Push Higher Led by Gains in China:

Asian stocks pushed higher Thursday as investors continued to place faith in policy support and shrugged off simmering tensions between Washington and Beijing. The dollar steadied.

Asian Stocks

  • Futures on the S&P 500 Index slid 0.1% as of 6:25 a.m. in London.
  • The gauge rose 0.8% on Wednesday.Japan’s Topix index rose 0.2%.
  • Hong Kong’s Hang Seng index gained 0.5%.
  • Shanghai Composite advanced 1.3%.
  • Australia’s S&P/ASX 200 Index rose 0.9%.

Currencies

  • The yen was at 107.28 per dollar, little changed.
  • The euro bought $1.1364, up 0.3%.
  • The offshore yuan gained 0.2% to 6.9846 per dollar.

Bonds

  • The yield on 10-year Treasuries remained at about 0.66%.
  • Australia’s 10-year yield rose three basis points to 0.90%.

Commodities

  • West Texas Intermediate crude slipped 0.2% to $40.83 a barrel.
  • Gold was at $1,811.26 an ounce, up 0.1%.

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