Investor sentiment was strong and steady across Asia on Tuesday
PM update: US up but cautious, European shares surge, gold climbs +0.78%
After the blows taken by global stock markets last week the Asian Monday mood was more sanguine today.
US shares managed for a time to stave off the Asian and European weakness today and last night
Asian markets overnight more or less mirrored the extreme US falls late yesterday
The Bank of England kept rates on hold at midday
Asian stocks lifted somewhat overnight with the Nikkei up +1.13%
Stock markets across Europe and in the US headed back from the red today
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There was a small measure of respite for a select group of Asian shares today.
By any standard Wall Street trading this morning was choppy
The brutal Wall Street rout last night broke heavily across Asian selling today
Despite some sharp falls this morning the US S&P 500 was trading -0.25% earlier mid-afternoon London time
Asian shares followed the Friday US shares skid
Better US jobs and wages numbers gave the dollar some relief this morning.