Asian stocks edge higher day after China plunge

January 5, 2016 2:37 AM

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SEOUL, South Korea — Most Asian stock markets inched higher Tuesday as China’s benchmark stabilized a day after plunging nearly 7 percent.

The Shanghai Composite Index wavered between gains and losses. It was last up 0.1 percent at 3,299.99. Japan’s Nikkei 225 added 0.3 percent to 18,514.33 while Australia’s S&P/ASX 200 slipped 0.9 percent to 5,224.40.

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