Asian markets push higher as traders focus on recovery outlook

Hong Kong

Asian markets advanced again Wednesday as investors ignored a stall in Wall Street’s rally, with eyes firmly on the long-term outlook for the global economy as lockdowns are eased and life slowly improves.

Falling infection rates, growing vaccination programmes and the prospects of a huge spending splurge by the US government within months continue to keep the mood on trading floors upbeat.

However, there remain worries that prices may have gone a little too far, which analysts said was capping any surge for now.

Declines in new cases, deaths and hospitalisation in major economies including the United States, Britain and Europe are fanning expectations they can begin opening up soon.—AFP

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