Stocks in Asia mostly trade higher on Trump-Clinton debate

On Tuesday, Asian shares mostly ascended with many in the market in Asia tuned into a steep clash of ideas as well as claims between American presidential candidates Donald Trump and Hillar Clinton.

Obviously, a clear-cut winner depends on voter reaction, though pundits initially told that Clinton showed a full-court press against her counterpart claims on certain issues from the Iraq war to economic policies.

The Nikkei 225 added 0.23%, while the S&P/ASX 200 fell 0.59%. Earlier, in July board gathering minutes from the BOJ unveiled several members pushing for easier policy.

Meanwhile, the Shanghai Composite Index edged up 0.05%. In Hong Kong, the Hang Seng Index grew 0.74%.

Overnight, American stocks traded lower after the close on Monday, because losses in the Healthcare, Consumer Services as well as Financials sectors pushed led shares down.

At the close in NYSE, the Dow Jones Industrial Average headed south 0.91%. Meanwhile, the S&P 500 index dropped 0.86%,the NASDAQ Composite index lost 0.91%.

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