Asian shares at 2-month high, markets await Trump news conference

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By Hideyuki Sano

Asian shares pulled ahead to two-month highs on Wednesday as investors looked to President-elect Donald Trump’s news conference later in the day for any clues to his policies on tax, fiscal spending, international trade and currencies.

While his plan for tax cuts and infrastructure spending has boosted U.S. shares and the dollar, his protectionist statements during the months-long election campaign have kept many investors on edge.

MSCI’s broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan rose 0.4 percent to two-month highs, essentially coming back...


Asian shares at 2-month high, markets await Trump news conference


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