SYDNEY (Reuters) – Asian share markets edged ahead on Tuesday amid cheery chatter about the chance of a Sino-U.S. trade deal, while investors were sanguine yet another vote on Brexit would still avert a hard exit.
A holiday in Tokyo kept turnover light and MSCI’s broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan added a slight 0.13%.
Futures - Japan - Nikkei - Monday - Index
Futures for Japan’s Nikkei were trading flat at 22,700, compared to Monday’s index close at 22,548 . South Korean stocks rose 0.4%, while E-Mini futures for the S&P 500 were little changed.
U.S. President Donald Trump sounded upbeat on a China deal on Monday, while White House adviser Larry Kudlow said tariffs on Chinese goods scheduled for December could be withdrawn if talks go well.
Technology - Stocks - % - S - P
Trade-sensitive technology stocks rose 1.1%, pulling the S&P 500 up 0.69% and near to a record closing high. The Dow gained 0.21%, while the Nasdaq rose 0.91%.
The better mood saw safe-haven bonds extend their recent pullback, with 10-year Treasury yields at a five-week peak of 1.80%.
Exchange - Markets - Dollar - Support - Yen
In foreign exchange markets, the dollar found support against the yen at 108.60 while staying steady on a basket...
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