Asia equities gained on Monday (Jan 8) and are poised to gain today along with global markets. Japanese traders returned from holiday, and shares in the United States’ recorded new all-time highs. The dollar climbed and oil held above $61 a barrel. Crude oil rose 0.75% to US$61.90 per barrel yesterday. Signs of financial-market stress continue to abate at the start of 2018 amid optimism that lower U.S. taxes and a broadening global economic recovery justify record high prices for global equities, Bloomberg reported.
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