Asian Shares Rise

Monday 1441/11/22 - 2020/07/13
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Tokyo, July 13, 2020, SPA -- Shares rose in Asia on Monday, cheered by upbeat projections for a global economic rebound that were tempered by worries over expanding coronavirus outbreaks.
Japan's benchmark Nikkei 225 climbed 2.2% to finish at 22,784.74. South Korea's Kospi gained 1.8% to 2,188.06. Australia's S&P/ASX 200 added nearly 1.0% to 5,977.50. Hong Kong's Hang Seng rose 0.7% to 25,914.17, while the Shanghai Composite was up 1.3% at 3,426.87.
Shares also rose in India and Southeast Asia, apart from Singapore, AP reported.
In energy trading, benchmark U.S. crude oil dropped 31 cents to $40.24 a barrel in electronic trading on the New York Mercantile Exchange. It rose 93 cents to $40.55 per barrel on Friday. Brent crude also fell 29 cents to $42.95 a barrel.
The U.S. dollar slipped to 106.90 Japanese yen from 106.92 yen. The euro inched up to $1.1326 from $1.1298.
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10:36 LOCAL TIME 07:36 GMT
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