Asia shares edged higher on Wednesday following a modest bounce on Wall Street, while the dollar drifted lower and the slump in oil prices paused if only for a day, Reuters reported. The composite index of the Indonesia Stock Exchange gained 0.6% to close at 4517 Tuesday (Dec. 22) supported by late buying. The trade was volatile with the index reaching its lowest at 4488. Investors focused buying shares of consumer goods (+2.2%) and manufacturing (+1.13%). While mining fell 1.12%, agriculture down 0.3%, and miscellaneous industry dropped 2.2%.

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