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The major Asia-Pacific indices shrugged......>

STOCKS: The major Asia-Pacific indices shrugged off the spectre cast by the
U.S.-China trade spat, for today at least.
- The Nikkei 225 led the way in Asia-Pacific trade, benefitting from a softer
JPY, as the index added 1.2%. The majority of the major sectors moved higher,
with health care and energy leading the way, while utilities and financials
registered marginal losses.
- The Hang Seng managed to register small gains in the morning session, adding
0.1% last, just about avoiding bear market territory for the time being. China's
CSI 300 added ~0.4% in spite of the PBOC refraining from conducting reverse
repos for a 15th consecutive session.
- Australia's ASX 200 added 0.4% as telecoms and energy led the charge, although
the heavyweight materials sector found itself in the read, albeit marginally.
- U.S. index futures edged higher.
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