Market Global stocks inch higher as new coronavirus cases fall Updated : February 12, 2020 06:55 AM IST MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan was up 0.1 percent. Australian shares were up 0.27 percent, while Japan's Nikkei stock index rose 0.45 percent. In the commodities market, US crude futures ticked up 0.32 percent to $50.10 a barrel on hopes that Chinese demand for oil will pick up once the flu-like virus is contained. 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.