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Asia stocks up on Sino-US trade hopes, sterling nurses losses


  • Markets
  • Wednesday, 12 Dec 2018

Markets were careful to not get too optimistic and MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan firmed a modest 0.27 percent.  Japan's Nikkei rose 1.5 percent, while E-Mini futures for the S&P 500 were up 0.07 percent.

Markets were careful to not get too optimistic and MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan firmed a modest 0.27 percent. Japan's Nikkei rose 1.5 percent, while E-Mini futures for the S&P 500 were up 0.07 percent.

SYDNEY: Asian stock markets edged ahead on Wednesday as U.S. President Donald trump sounded upbeat about a trade deal with China, while sterling struggled with talk of an imminent party coup against British Prime Minister Theresa May.

In an interview with Reuters, Trump said talks were taking place with Beijing by phone and he would not raise tariffs on Chinese imports until he was sure about a deal.

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