Asian markets are firmer overnight as the Nikkei225 and Hang Seng currently show gains of 522 and 25 points respectively.
Much of the move is based around renewed hopes for an agreement in the Chinese/US trade disputes as a delegation led by Steven Mnuchkin heads for talks this Thursday with their Chinese counterparts.
Hopes are also high for an agreement to avoid another government shutdown this Thursday as news surfaced that an agreement has been reached in principle between the two parties. DOW futures are up 100 points on yesterday’s close. The most important piece of the jigsaw is missing though – Will Donald Trump sign it?