Asia stocks up on China output as Syria fears fade

September 2, 2013 • Business

Investors look at the stock price monitor at a private securities company Monday Sept. 2, 2013 in Shanghai, China. Asian stock markets were mostly higher Monday after manufacturing surveys suggested China’s economic slowdown is plateauing. (AP Photo)

BANGKOK (AP) — Asian stock markets advanced Tuesday after the likelihood of an imminent, U.S.-led attack against Syria faded and manufacturing rebounded in China.

President Barack Obama has faced difficulty trying to amass support for U.S. military intervention in Syria, where an alleged chemical attack by government forces killed scores of civilians outside of Damascus. Britain’s parliament voted against involvement, and Russia and China have been critical of the idea.

Obama announced over the weekend that he would seek approval from Congress for military strikes, but he faced skepticism among Login to read more

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