Asian shares hovered near four-month highs on Tuesday as investors took heart from some progress in Sino-U.S. trade talks, while the yen slipped as the Japanese central bank said it won’t rule out further policy easing.
- E-mini futures for the S&P 500 and the Dow were a shade weaker.
- Japan’s Nikkei nudged up 0.2 percent.
- Australian shares climbed 0.3 percent to a 4-1/2 month peak.
- Blue-chip index off 0.4 percent.
- MSCI’s broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan down 0.1 percent.
- The euro was 0.1 percent weaker at $1.1295.
- Sterling was 0.2 percent weaker at $1.2899.
- Australian dollar held at $0.7112.
- Gold held around $1,323.66 per ounce, high of $1,327.64.
- Brent futures off 29 cents at $66.21.
- US crude futures added 21 cents to $55.8.