Asian shares inch higher as data drives rebound hopes | Jul 1, 2020 at 2:00 AM
  • Asian stocks struggled for headway on Wednesday as the second half of the year got underway.
  • On top of virus worries, China’s introduction of sweeping new laws to crack down on dissent in Hong Kong also has investors eying geopolitical tensions with trepidation.
  • Currency markets were in a holding pattern ahead of the next slew of data due to provide a snapshot of the U.S. recovery.