Asia Stocks were mixed in afternoon trade; US-China trade talks continue

Stocks in Asia traded mixed on Tuesday afternoon as investors waited for developments from the second day of U.S.-China trade talks.

Stocks

  • Japan’s Nikkei 225 rose more than 1 percent.
  • Topix index gained 0.65 percent.
  • In South Korea, the Kospi was around 0.10 percent lower.
  • Shanghai composite declined by 0.2 percent.
  • In Hong Kong, the Hang Seng index rose 0.27 percent.
  • The ASX 200 in Australia recovered from earlier losses to see gains of more than 0.7 percent.

Currencies

  • The U.S. dollar index, was at 95.931 after seeing an earlier low of 95.682.
  • The Japanese yen, traded at 108.95 after seeing highs around the 108 handle yesterday.
  • Australian dollar was at $0.7121 after touching an earlier high of $0.7149.

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