Asian stocks edge up, U.S. futures rise on hope for no U.S. government shutdown

By Hideyuki Sano

TOKYO (Reuters) – Asian shares edged up on Tuesday as investors hoped a new round of U.S.-China trade talks would help to resolve a dispute that’s dented global growth and some corporate earnings.

Improving market sentiment was news that U.S. lawmakers reached a tentative deal on border security funding that would avert another partial government shutdown due to start on Saturday. The S&P 500 e-mini futures were up more than 0.5 percent..

MSCI’s broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan added 0…
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