Asia markets track US surge as Trump fear eases

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Hong Kong - Asian markets pushed higher on Wednesday, tracking a record close on Wall Street as investor concerns about Donald Trump's lack of domestic policies were eased, while the dollar held gains against the yen.

After a slack start to the year for global markets, US traders took up the reins on Tuesday to press back on with the November-December Trump rally after the tycoon gave the green light to two big oil pipeline deals.

The new president signed off on the controversial Keystone XL pipeline - which would carry oil from Canadian tar sands to US Gulf Coast refineries - and another crossing in North Dakota.

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14.17
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Rand - Pound
19.98
-0.2%
Rand - Euro
17.24
-0.4%
Rand - Aus dollar
10.98
+0.1%
Rand - Yen
0.13
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