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Investors not yet ruffled by looming government shutdown

U.S. stocks have struggled since the timeline for the Trump administration's pro-growth agenda came into question, but investors appear confident that next week's deadline that could shut down the federal government will not become another market hurdle.

SE Asia Stocks-Rise as risk appetite gets Wall Street boost; Indonesia up 1.2 pct

Southeast Asian stock markets ended higher on Friday as risk sentiment received a boost from a Wall Street rally on hopes of strong earnings and a U.S. tax reform, and a mild recovery in commodity prices. The Indonesian benchmark index rose 1.2 percent, its biggest intraday gain since mid-March, bringing the weekly gain to 0.9 percent. The session's gains were concentrated in telecom and consumer stocks, with conglomerate Astra International Tbk PT gaining 6.7