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Asian stocks edge up, US futures rise on hope for no U.S. govt shutdown

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By Hideyuki SanoTOKYO (Reuters) - Asian shares edged up on Tuesday as investors hoped a new round of U.S.-China trade talks would help to resolve a dispute that's dented global growth and some corporate earnings.Improving market sentiment was news that U.S. lawmakers reached a tentative deal on border security funding that would avert another partial government shutdown due to start on Saturday. The S&P 500 e-mini futures were up more than 0.5 percent.MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan added 0.3 percent. The Shanghai Composite Index rose 0.6 percent, South Korea's ...

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First Published: Tue, February 12 2019. 08:50 IST