Asian Equities Struggle

Asian share markets struggled to scrape together some gains on Wednesday following a flat finish on Wall Street and as concerns over opaque policy moves in China kept investors on edge amid a drought of major economic data.

Chinese share markets and the yuan stabilized after sharp falls on Tuesday, with Shanghai adding 0.1 percent .SSEC. MSCI’s broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan .MIAPJ0000PUS crept ahead by 0.28 percent, while south Korea, Taiwan and the Philippines were all fractionally firmer.

In Tokyo, the Nikkei 225 .225 pared early losses to be off 0.2 percent, which follows a 1.4 percent gain on Tuesday.


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