Asian equities hit record maximums after Wall Street soar

Asian equities hit record maximums after Wall Street soar

On Thursday, Asian equities hit record maximums, with a jump by Wall Street backing bullish investor sentiment, while the evergreen buck rebounded from three-year minimums because comments by European Central Bank officials softened the euro's recent surge.

Spreadbetters expect British FTSE to start 0.1% lower. As for Germany's DAX, it’s supposed to demonstrate a 0.3% start, while France's CAC is believed to start 0.2% higher.

MSCI's index of Asia-Pacific equities gained 0.2% having soared 0.4% to a fresh record maximum.

South Korea's KOSPI stood still, Japan's Nikkei N225 demonstrated its highest value since late 1991 having concluded down 0.4%.

Shanghai equities SSEC inched up 0.9%, underpinned by data demonstrating that China's economy ascended 6.8% during the October-December quarter from 2017, showing the same rate as last quarter and a bit better than most financial experts had hoped for.

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