Wednesday Outlook: Asian shares tick up; dollar gets respite

Oil prices rise; gold retreats

  
A woman walks past a board showing stock market prices inside a brokerage in New Taipei city, Taiwan, August 24, 2015.

A woman walks past a board showing stock market prices inside a brokerage in New Taipei city, Taiwan, August 24, 2015.

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Asian shares tick up U.S. data bolsters reopening hopes
MSCI Asia ex-Japan +0.1%, near three-month highs

Dollar gets respite from pick up in U.S. manufacturing before jobs report
The dollar index, which measures the greenback against six rivals, hovered just below 90 after dipping to as low as 89.662 on Tuesday

Oil prices rise on OPEC+ discipline, strong demand outlook
Brent crude futures climbed 37 cents, or 0.5%, to $70.62 a barrel

Gold retreats from near 5-month peak on firmer yields, equities
Spot gold was down 0.1% at $1,898.58 per ounce


 

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