Japan's Nikkei index hits 26-year high

Asia Stocks Saunter Toward Historic High

Asian shares, dollar steady, Nikkei rallies

USA oil touched its highest since late 2014, while the yen hit a six-day high following the Bank of Japan's announcement that it will trim its purchases of Japanese government bonds.

Asian shares edged higher on Tuesday, approaching record highs, while the yen stole the currency spotlight and jumped after the Bank of Japan's slight reduction to its bond purchases reminded investors that it will eventually normalize policy.

LONDON (AP) - Global stock markets remained solid Tuesday as investor sentiment continued to be buoyed by solid economic news in the run-up to the start of the USA quarterly corporate results season.

Benchmark 10-year notes US10YT=RR last fell 10/32 in price to yield 2.5825 percent, from 2.546 percent late on Tuesday.

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While the central bank's operational adjustments do not usually have an impact on foreign exchange markets, dealers said the timing of the move suggested some players had used it as an excuse to sell the dollar and the euro against the yen.

But the dollar's upward momentum was tempered as investors differed on the pace of tightening while USA inflation remains relatively cool.

The next major data hurdles will be USA consumer prices and retail sales on Friday. Australia's S&P ASX 200 slipped 0.6 percent to 6,096.70.

Men walk past an electronic stock board showing Japan's Nikkei 225 index at a securities firm in Tokyo Tuesday, Jan. 9, 2018.

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"We're continuing the rally. Investors are buying into that", said Bucky Hellwig, senior vice president at BB&T Wealth Management in Birmingham, Alabama. "That's a good environment for stocks, so we've seen all of the indexes moving higher, continuing what we've had this year", he said.

WALL STREET: The Standard & Poor's 500 index rose to another record, for the fifth straight sessions, gaining 4.56 points, or 0.2 percent, to 2,747.71.

The pan-European FTSEurofirst 300 index .FTEU3 rose 0.48 percent and MSCI's gauge of stocks across the globe.MIWD00000PUS gained 0.14 percent.

Oil prices reached their highest since 2015 helped in part by political tensions in Iran, the third-largest producer in the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC).

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Brent had not yet traded in Asia, while USA crude rose 43 cents, or 0.7 percent, to $62.17 a barrel.

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