Sydney — Asian shares rose to their highest in more than a year on Tuesday, as trade deal optimism and Wall Stree’s run to highs supported sentiment, while familiar fears of a hard Brexit knocked the pound.

The mood carried MSCI’s broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan up 0.6% to its highest since July 2018. Japan’s Nikkei hit its firmest in more than year, Hong Kong’s Hang Seng rose almost 1%...

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