SYDNEY Asia shares inched up on Tuesday while oil fell for a second session as investors awaited clues on whether the Federal Reserve will raise U.S. interest rates this year.
European equities markets also looked set for a modest start, with Eurostoxx 50 futures STXEc1 ahead by 0.4 percent. EMini futures for the S&P 500 ESc1 were flat.
01:03 Sterling slides to three-month lows on 'hard Brexit' fears15
15:02 U.S housing starts surge in December; jobless claims near 43-year low13
06:13 Pound quivers near three-month low, stocks weak before May's Brexit stance speech19
12:23 Sterling volatile as market speculates on ‘hard Brexit’; investors await May's speech17