Asian markets may tick up after Europe, US cheered by manufacturing activity

Rebecca Howard
Tue, 04 Feb 2020

Asian markets may fare slightly better today after European and US investors were cheered by better manufacturing data, although the coronavirus will remain front of mind.Following the plunge in Chinese equities yesterday, Wall Street's S&P 500 Index rose 0.9 percent and Germany's DAX 30 Index was up 0.5 percent as US and European equity markets squeezed out gains overnight following an improvement in the manufacturing survey data.Chinese stock markets yesterday took their steepest dive since 2015 as they resumed trading from the Lunar New...

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