India, Jan. 14 -- Most of the Asian equity benchmarks are trading higher on Tuesday, followed by reports that the US took off China's currency manipulator label, with remarks that it has made 'enforceable commitments' not to devalue the Yuan. Chinese Vice Premier Liu He is scheduled to visit Washington to sign the deal. Meanwhile, the positive trend in Wall Street overnight and the signs of de-escalation in the Middle East also buoyed the market sentiments. Japan's Nikkei is in upward trend, with the softer safe-haven yen. Among the Asian markets, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Indonesia, are trading higher. Bucking the trend, Shanghai, Hong Kong and Malaysia are in lower note.

Nikkei 225 up 172.06 points or 0.72% to 24,022.63, Straits Ti...