Asian shares mixed

Tuesday 1440/12/19 - 2019/08/20
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TOKYO, August 20, 2019, SPA -- Asian shares were mostly higher Tuesday, AP reported.
Japan's benchmark Nikkei 225 gained 0.6% to finish at 20,677.22. Australia's S&P/ASX 200 added 1.2% to 6,545.00. South Korea's Kospi rose 1.1% to 1,961.96, while Hong Kong's Hang Seng lost 0.2% to 26,249.25. The Shanghai Composite was down 0.2% at 2,877.53.
Benchmark crude oil rose 22 cents to $56.36 a barrel. Brent crude, the international standard, rose 25 cents to $59.99 a barrel.
The dollar rose to 106.51 yen from 106.36 yen Monday. The euro weakened to $1.1080 from $1.1104.
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11:27 LOCAL TIME 08:27 GMT
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