The Nikkei 225 and Asian shares higher markets edged up higher on Tuesday, as US President Donald Trump signed off on two US-Japan trade agreements. However, cautious trading was the hallmark of today’s trading ahead of the much anticipated U.S.-China trade talks. These talks will kick off on Thursday.
The Nikkei 225 index was up by 1.1% to 21,611.90 points, while the ASX 200 index in Australial was boosted by 0.5% to 6,593.40. The KOSPI in South Korea was up by 0.9% to 2,040.25 points. Shares in China were also up, as the Shanghai Composite Index and CSI 300 gained 0.5% and 0.9% respectively, to close at 2,920.71 and 3,849.19 points (CSI 300). Hong Kong’s Hang Seng index was not left out either, as it closed at 25,992.13 points, posting a gain of 0.7%.
However, the Nikkei 225 futures asset has given up some of the gains of the day, and is now trading around 21450 points.