On Wall Street, the Dow Jones Industrial Average and the S&P 500 posted record closing highs on Wednesday helped by a big jump in Walt Disney shares, but the Nasdaq fell as stocks were kept in check by fresh uncertainty over U.S.-China trade relations.
At closing bell, the Dow Jones was up point-
On the local bourse, South Korean stocks dropped nearly one percent on Wednesday as concerns over a U.S.-China trade deal increased after U.S. President Donald Trump did not provide concrete information on ongoing trade talks with China.
The benchmark KOSPI was down nearly point-nine percent to close at 21-22 while the tech-heavy KOSDAQ
Oil prices edged up on Wednesday on positive economic comments from U.S. Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell and the OPEC ahead of a weekly report on U.S. stockpiles.
Brent futures rose 31 cents to settle at 62-dollars and 37 per barrel, while U.S. West Texas Intermediate crude gained 32 cents to settle at 57-12 a barrel.