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What time do asian markets open?
The Tokyo markets typically open at 7:00 pm New York time. The Singapore and Hong Kong markets open at 9:00 p.m. New York time.
The first market to open for the week is on Sunday at 5:00 p.m. New York time, when trading begins in Sydney, Australia.
Australia can be ignored. It's Asia that's critical.
This means Congress has to agree and vote by 7PM EDST tonight.
It's 10:30AM EDST as I type this. That leaves eight and a half hours.
Unless the one-hour DST addition we do screws things up. In which case, seven and a half hours.