AFP: Asian markets extend gains as optimism slowly returns

Focus Information Agency | Sep 11, 2019 at 6:26 AM
  • Hong Kong.Asian markets mostly rose on Wednesday with a broadly upbeat tone across trading floors ahead of major meetings at the European and US central banks, while there is also a growing sense of optimism over China-US trade talks, , AFP reported.
  • On Thursday the European Central Bank holds one of its most anticipated gatherings and hopes are for a series of fresh measures including a possible interest rate cut, fresh bond-buying quantitative easing (QE) or other loosening tools.
  • In early trade Hong Kong was up 0.4 percent, while Tokyo finished the morning 0.6 percent higher and Singapore put on 0.4 percent.