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It is the last trading day of August With Stocks, U.S. Equity Futures Climb; Dollar Declines: Markets Wrap



Markets close in Asia on the upside on this last trading day of August. Today, Asian stocks climbed along with U.S. and European equity futures Tuesday after another record Wall Street close, weathering signs of weaker economic activity in China.

MSCI Inc.’s Asia-Pacific equity index hit a more than two-week high. Chinese shares lagged the broader benchmark, in part on data signaling that an outbreak of the delta virus variant led to a contraction in the service sector.


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