Japan’s Nikkei benchmark dominated Asian financial markets on a second straight day of solid gains on Tuesday, sparked by US President Donald Trump’s signing of the long-awaited economic stimulus package.
The Nikkei finished the trading day 2.6% higher, the index’s highest mark in 30 years. The Australian S & P / ASX index rose 0.5% and the KOSPI index in South Korea closed up 0.4%.
Elsewhere in the region, the Shanghai Composite Index fell 0.5%, while Taiwan’s TSEC index fell 11 points, but remained unchanged in percentage terms (-0.08%).
As of late afternoon, Hong Kong’s Hang Seng index is 0.8% higher, while Mumbai’s Sensex is up 0.5%.
In commodity trading, gold is unchanged at $ 1,882.00 per ounce (+0.09). US crude oil sells for $ 48.05 per barrel, up 0.9%, and Brent crude oil sells for $ 51.27 per barrel, up 0.8%.
All three major US indices show a positive trend in futures trading.