Asian Shares Rise

Wednesday 1441/10/11 - 2020/06/03
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Tokyo, June 3, 2020, SPA -- Asian shares rose Wednesday after Wall Street extended its gains for a third straight day, driven by optimism over economies reopening from shutdowns to stem the coronavirus pandemic.
Japan's benchmark Nikkei 225 gained 1.3% to finish at 22,613.76. Australia's S&P/ASX 200 rose 1.8% to 5,941.60. South Korea's Kospi surged 2.7% to 2,143.45. Hong Kong's Hang Seng was up 1.3% at 24,315.99, while the Shanghai Composite added 0.2% to 2,926.59, AP reported.
Benchmark U.S. crude added 98 cents to $37.79 a barrel. It rose $1.37 to $36.81 a barrel on Tuesday. Brent crude oil for August delivery gained 65 cents to $40.22 a barrel.
The U.S. dollar slipped to 108.63 Japanese yen from 108.67 yen late Tuesday. The euro climbed to $1.1207 from $1.1171.
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11:06 LOCAL TIME 08:06 GMT
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