Asian shares inch up to four-month highs, New Zealand dollars takes a dive
Updated : February 07, 2019 10:10 AM IST
MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan added 0.2 percent, rising to its highest since early October after ending almost unchanged on Wednesday.
The next major trigger for markets will be any breakthrough in the US-Sino tariff talks when the two sides meet in Beijing next week.
US President Donald Trump offered little new to chew on in his State of the Union speech but Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said on Wednesday he and other US officials will aim to clinch a deal next week to avert a March 2 increase in US tariffs on Chinese goods.
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