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