Asian markets mostly higher as China, US talks continue

Markets 1/11/2019, 4:36 AM
Asian markets mostly higher as China, US talks continue

Markets in East Asia and Australia traded mostly higher on Friday as negotiations between the Washington and Beijing continued. Vice President of China Wang Qishan said his country and the United States should use dialogue and consultations to "properly handle and control differences." Meanwhile, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe held a meeting with the British Prime Minister Theresa May after which he praised the progress made in the Brexit negotiations.

The Shanghai Composite index was 0.11% in the green at 4:30 am CET, while the Shenzhen Composite was flat at the same time. Hong Kong's Hang Seng rose 0.44% at 4:35 am CET. Nikkei was 0.10% higher at 4:34 am CET. The South Korean Kospi Composite increased 0.36% at 4:13 am CET. The S&P/ASX 200 was down 0.33% in Australia at 4:34 am CET.

The dollar traded 0.13% lower against the yen and sold for ¥108.3425 at 4:35 am CET.

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Australia 200...+0.28%

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SSE Composite...+0.05%

2,581.00
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KOSPI Composi...+0.47%

2,127.78
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Hong Kong 50 ...+0.84%

27,108.50
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USD/JPY+0.49%

109.9069
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Japan 225 Ind...+1.22%

20,701.50
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