SINGAPORE | Asian stocks rise on Fed restraint, U.S-China trade hopes

10Jan - by Editor - 0 - In STL.News

SINGAPORE —January 10, 2019— Asian markets were mostly higher on Friday as investors cheered a more restrained Federal Reserve and U.S.-China trade talks.

KEEPING SCORE: Japan’s Nikkei 225 index advanced 0.7 percent to 20,306.16 and South Korea‘s Kospi was 0.4 percent higher at 2,071.18. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng rose 0.1 percent to 26,559.47.

The Shanghai Composite index was up 0.1 percent at 2,537.62.

Australia’s S&P ASX 200 lost 0.2 percent to 5,783.30.

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