Market Asian shares up as Brexit, Hong Kong progress lifts mood Updated : September 05, 2019 08:37 AM IST Asian stocks perked up on Thursday, as apparent progress in the political crises in Britain and Hong Kong gave investor confidence a shot in the arm. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan was up 0.24 percent. The US Treasury yields extended gains in Asia and the yield curve steepened, both signs that investors were willing to take on riskier assets. 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.