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Asian shares up as MSCI weighting plan lifts China

Updated : March 01, 2019 01:20 PM IST

MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan was up less than 0.1 percent in early trade. Japan's Nikkei 225 gained 0.8 percent, helped by the weaker yen, while Australian shares added 0.6. percent.
Investors will be looking to the opening of Chinese markets after the benchmark Shanghai Composite index posted its strongest monthly gain in nearly four years in February.
US President Donald Trump on Thursday fuelled concerns over trade talks between the United States and China, warning that he could walk away from a trade deal with China if it were not good enough.

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