• Asian shares rise on Wall Street gains, upbeat Japan data

    9 days ago - By Chron

    HONG KONG - Asian share indexes advanced Friday, guided by Wall Street gains and healthy economic data from Japan and China.
    KEEPING SCORE: Japan's benchmark Nikkei 225 index rose 1.4 percent to 22,811.08, while South Korea's Kospi was flat at 2,462.08. Hong Kong's Hang Seng rose 1.1 percent to 28,619.30 and the Shanghai Composite in mainland China added 0.5 percent to 3,288.61. Australia's S&P/ASX 200 climbed 0.3 percent to 5,994.40. Shares in Southeast Asia also gained.
    JAPAN DATA: Government data showed Asia's second-largest economy expanded at an annualized 2.5 percent in the third...
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  • Asia cheers China trade boost, bitcoin shoots for the stars

    9 days ago - By Reuters

    SYDNEY - Asian shares rallied for a second session on Friday as economic news from China and Japan beat all expectations and investors marveled at the meteoric ascent of bitcoin, the market's new crypto-star.
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  • Asian shares rise on Wall Street gains, upbeat Japan data

    9 days ago - By Chron

    HONG KONG - Asian share indexes advanced Friday, guided by Wall Street gains and healthy quarterly economic data from Japan.
    KEEPING SCORE: Japan's benchmark Nikkei 225 index rose 1.1 percent to 22,741.23 and South Korea's Kospi advanced 0.2 percent to 2,466.71. Hong Kong's Hang Seng rose 0.6 percent to 28,480.70 and the Shanghai Composite in mainland China added 0.3 percent to 3,280.13. Australia's S&P/ASX 200 climbed 0.3 percent to 5,993.60.
    JAPAN DATA: Government data showed Asia's second-largest economy expanded at an annualized 2.5 percent in the third quarter. That's an improvement...
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