Asian equities decline led by struggles in traction on Tuesday, amid subdued sentiment due to the Federal Reserve’s commitment to a sustained period of restrictive monetary policy.
Japanese acquires. But China tech stocks in Hong Kong slid. U.S. futures fluctuated after Wall Street equities added to a slump that began Friday when Chair Jerome Powell stressed the Fed is willing to let the economy suffer to cool price pressures.
At 8:20 a.m., the Singapore-traded SGX Nifty–an early barometer of India’s benchmark Nifty 50–traded 0.33% higher at 17,437.50 points.
Oil was near the highest since late July amid potential Libyan production outages that could likely global energy crunch.
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