Asian Futures Signal More Muted Losses After U.S. Pares Selloff

January 4, 2016 11:24 PM

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Asian Futures Signal More Muted Losses After U.S. Pares Selloff

Asian index futures foreshadowed a less dramatic day after U.S. stocks trimmed losses amid the worst inaugural session for equities globally in at least three decades. The yen held near a two-month high as resurgent concern over China and global growth underpinned demand for haven investments.

Futures on stock indexes from Japan to South Korea slipped less than 1 percent after shares in the region slumped Monday to their worst one-day performance since September. While equities were targeted as evidence of slowing manufacturing in China triggered a selloff that halted trading in Shanghai,...

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