Asian Shares Rise

Tokyo, Shares advanced in Asia on Tuesday after U.S. stocks resumed their upward march on Wall Street, while the price of gold pushed to nearly $1,975 per ounce.
Share prices advanced across Asia, with Tokyo’s Nikkei 225 index up 0.3% to 22,792.76 and the Hang Seng in Hong Kong adding 1% to 24,844.54. The Shanghai Composite index surged 1.1% to 3,241.44 and the S&P ASX/200 in Sydney gained 0.7% to 6,083.50.
South Korea’s Kospi picked up 1.2% to 2,243.66, AP reported.
Benchmark U.S. crude gave up 8 cents to $41.52 per barrel in electronic trading on the New York Mercantile Exchange. It gained 31 cents to settle at $41.60 per barrel on Monday.
Brent crude, the international standard, added 6 cents to $43.96 per barrel.
In currency dealings, the U.S. dollar strengthened to 105.66 Japanese yen from 105.40 yen late Monday. The euro slipped to $1.1727 from $1.1752.


Source: Saudi Press Agency

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