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Japan's Nikkei 225 Index rose by 0.5 percent and Hong Kong's Hang Seng Index tumbled by 1.3 percent.

Energy stocks gained as oil broke above $70 a barrel on easing trade war fears between the world's two largest economies. Delta Air Lines and fund manager BlackRock each rose 1.8 percent.

USA stocks climbed on Tuesday as investor concerns about rising trade tensions between the United States and China eased after Chinese President Xi Jinping promised to cut import tariffs. The Dow Jones industrial average and the S&P 500 indexes ended higher, but smaller-company stocks lagged behind.

The so-called FANG stocks - Facebook Inc, Amazon.com, Netflix Inc and Alphabet Inc's Google - were up between 1 percent and 2.6 percent ahead of Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg's testimony before US lawmakers on Tuesday and Wednesday.

Apple rose 2.2 percent and Microsoft climbed 2.5 percent.

Specifically, at the close of transactions yesterday, the All-Share Index rose by 69.86 points or 0.17 per cent to close at higher at 40,499.04 compared with 40,429.18 posted on Monday. The Nasdaq composite added 135 points, or 2 percent, to 7,050.

The S&P banks index slipped more than 1 per cent and were the biggest decliners.

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Data showing a rise in United States core inflation for March - which was up 0.2 per cent and matched February's increase rise - failed to boost yields as headline consumer prices fell for the first time in 10 months.

Excluding food and energy prices, core consumer price index rose by 0.2% March, matching the increase seen in the previous month. JPMorgan Chase was up 1.1 percent.

Stock futures showed modest gains overnight as uncertainty remained in the global markets.

Facebook shares added the most to the S&P, gaining 1.2 percent as Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg testified before Congress for a second day.

Bond prices fell. The yield on the 10-year Treasury note rose to 2.80 percent.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average posted a triple-digit decline on Wednesday as President Donald Trump worked to rally support for a possible military strike on Syria after an alleged gas attack, heightening tensions with Russian Federation.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 572.46 points, or 2.34 per cent, to 23,932.76, the S&P 500 lost 58.37 points, or 2.19 per cent, to 2,604.47 and the Nasdaq Composite dropped 161.44 points, or 2.28 per cent, to 6,915.11.

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