Asian shares hover with four-month highs

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.

Asian Shares

  • 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.

Currency Market

  • 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.


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