Asian Shares Slip; Oil Steadies Near a 2014 High: Markets Wrap

The Nikkei 225 Stock Average retreated from an intraday high, after closing Monday at its highest since 1991. Stocks in Hong Kong underperformed as traders returned from a long weekend, and equities also fell in Australia and South Korea. China’s markets are shut throughout the week. Earlier, the S&P 500 Index finished higher, though more stocks fell than rose in the benchmark index. The pound rose following a report the U.K. is planning a compromise on Irish border rules, before pulling back.

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Rupee Seen Opening Lower Around 68.14/$

Gold Silver Reports (GSR) – Rupee Seen Opening Lower Around 68.14/$ — The Indian rupee could come under pressure as global investors turn risk averse amid continued worries about an escalating exchange of trade and investment restrictions, triggered by the Trump administration. Asian stocks extended a decline which could see portfolio outflows from Indian markets and which in turn could weigh on the rupee, traders said.

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