Asian shares pause near one-and-a-half-month highs before China data
Updated : January 14, 2019 08:47 AM IST
MSCI’s broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan was barely changed at 490.97 points after climbing to the highest since early December on Friday.
Investors expect volatility to rise this week, “as some key issues that have been affecting market sentiment approach decision points,” said Nick Twidale, analyst at Rakuten Securities.
Further clouding the outlook for markets, Britain faces a hugely uncertain path with a vote for a deal for its exit from the European Union due in the UK parliament on Tuesday.
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