* Asian stock markets: tmsnrt.rs/2zpUAr4* Global asset performance tmsnrt.rs/2yaDPgn* World FX rates tmsnrt.rs/2egbfVhHONG KONG, May 25 (Reuters) - Asian shares climbed in early trade on Tuesday, tracking a Wall Street rally overnight, while the dollar held near a fourth-month low as investors tempered fears about inflation-driven rate hikes.
In early trade, MSCI’s broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan was up 0.81% at a two-week high, after U.S. stocks ended the previous session with mild gains.
Australian shares were up 0.76%, while Japan’s Nikkei stock index rose 0.63%.
China’s blue-chip CSI300 index jumped 0.22% in morning trade, while Hong Kong’s Hang Seng index opened up 0.41%.
Overnight, Wall Street closed higher, spurred by gains in tech stocks, with the sector’s majors Apple up 1.33% and Microsoft up 2.29%.
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