Asian shares edge up on US-China trade optimism, oil climbs
Updated : January 09, 2019 08:23 AM IST
Japan's Nikkei rose 0.9 percent while MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan gained 0.3 percent.
The United States and China will continue trade talks in Beijing for an unscheduled third day on Wednesday, amid signs of progress on issues including purchases of US farm and energy commodities and increased access to China's markets.
Bloomberg also reported on Wednesday that US President Donald Trump is increasingly eager to strike a deal with China soon in an effort to perk up financial markets that have slumped on concerns over the trade war, citing people familiar with internal White House deliberations.
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