BANGKOK  | Asian shares extend gains on hopes for trade breakthrough

8Jan - by Editor - 0 - In STL.News

BANGKOK —January 08, 2019—  Shares extended gains in Asia on hopes for progress in resolving the tariffs battle between the U.S. and China as talks appeared to have been extended in Beijing.

KEEPING SCORE: Japan’s Nikkei 225 index gained 1.3 percent to 20,472.79 and Hong Kong’s Hang Seng jumped 2.5 percent to 26,512.06. The Shanghai Composite index surged 1.6 percent to 2,566.66 while South Korea’s Kospi advanced 1.9 percent to 2,062.64.

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