Nikkei rises on Wall Street gains, other Asian indexes fall

US stock indexes follow global markets higher, led by tech

A man walks past at an electronic stock board showing Japan's Nikkei 225 index at a securities firm Tuesday, June 20, 2017, in Tokyo.

Tokyo's Nikkei rallied Tuesday as the dollar extended gains against the yen on fresh indications the Federal Reserve will lift interest rates again this year, while technology firms tracked a sector rebound on Wall Street. Asian shares were slightly lower Tuesday, erasing initial gains, but Tokyo's benchmark rose, che.

Tokyo's benchmark rose, cheered by gains on Wall Street.

The French CAC 40 gained 0.9 per cent, and Germany's DAX rose 1.1 per cent.

Askul Corp shares rose 8.9 percent, after the office supply vender on Monday revised up its profit forecast for the fiscal year that ended on May 20 and said it will pay an annual dividend. US stocks were poised for a flat opening with Dow futures and the broader S&P 500 futures unchanged.

BUYOUT BOOST: PerkinElmer, which sells testing equipment and scientific instruments, jumped $1.59, or 2.5 percent, to $65.16 for one of the largest gains in the S&P 500 after it agreed to buy EUROIMMUN Medical Laboratory Diagnostics of Germany for $1.3 billion in cash.

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KEEPING SCORE: Japan's benchmark Nikkei 225 added 1.1 percent in morning trading to 20,294.48. The 20-year yield was last unchanged at 0.560 percent after rising to 0.570 percent earlier in the session. The Dow Jones industrial average added 144.71 points, or 0.7 percent, to 21,528.99, and the Nasdaq composite jumped 87.25, or 1.4 percent, to 6,239.01.

In particular, he cited upbeat comments from New York Federal Reserve President William Dudley, who noted that USA inflation should rebound alongside wages as the labour market continues to improve. By the same token, valuations are full.

A big focus for Asia is whether index provider MSCI will later in the global day open up its Emerging Markets Index to Chinese mainland shares which have restricted access for foreign investors. Brent crude, the worldwide standard, fell 46 cents to settle at $46.91 a barrel.

CURRENCIES: The dollar rose to 111.62 yen from 111.12 late Monday in Asia.

The British pound slipped slightly to $1.2732 from Monday's high of $1.2814, held back by uncertainty over domestic politics and over Britain's economic future, as formal Brexit negotiations got under way on Monday.

ENERGY: Benchmark U.S. crude added 7 cents to $44.50 a barrel. Brent crude, the worldwide standard, rose 12 cents to $47.03 a barrel.

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