Asian Shares Mostly Higher Following Wall Street Gains

Asian shares were mostly higher in Asia on Tuesday, lifted by moves to reopen many regional economies from shutdowns aimed at containing the coronavirus pandemic.

Asian Shares

  • Japan’s Nikkei 225 rose 0.9% in morning trading to 22,264.22.
  • Hong Kong’s Hang Seng gained 0.4% to 23,833.76.
  • South Korea’s Kospi added 0.8% to 2,082.37.
  • Australia’s S&P/ASX 200 slipped a fraction of a percent to 5,817.90.
  • The Shanghai Composite lost 0.2% to 2,911.17.

Crude Oil

  • Benchmark U.S. crude oil added 7 cents to $35.51 a barrel in electronic trading on the New York Mercantile Exchange. It fell 5 cents to $35.44 a barrel Monday.
  • Brent crude oil, the international standard, gained 20 cents to $38.52 a barrel.

Currency Markets

  • The U.S. dollar rose to 107.70 Japanese yen from 107.58 yen.
  • The euro slipped to $1.1127 from $1.1136.

 

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