Market Asia stocks step back on tepid Wall Street, oil elevated Updated : May 17, 2018 08:06 PM IST Australian stocks inched up 0.05 percent, South Korea's KOSPI shed 0.05 percent and Japan's Nikkei was flat. In currencies, the dollar index against a basket of six major currencies nudged up 0.1 percent to 92.661. Subscribe to Moneycontrol PRO at just Rs.33/- per month for the first year. Use code SUPERPRO. Limited period offer. Available on Web and Android.