Asian shares eked out meager gains on Wednesday, as higher Wall Street futures provided some relief for investors after an overnight U.S. selloff, though deeper worries about the global economy are likely to keep a lid on sentiment.
MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan was down 0.03%, Japan's Nikkei rose 0.04% and Australia's shares rose 0.07%.
Gold, which is bought as a safe haven during times of economic uncertainty, traded close to a six-year high.
U.S. stock futures were 0.14% higher, which helped ease investors’ nerves in Asian trading, but there were still plenty of reasons to be concerned.
Source : Reuters