Asia higher amid trade uncertainties

Monday, 17. June 2019 04:27

Major stock indexes in Asia traded mostly higher on Monday as United States Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross commented that he does not expect the US and China to make significant progress in trade talks during the G20 summit. Meanwhile, mass protests in Hong Kong continued, calling for the resignation of Chief Executive of Hong Kong Carrie Lam over a bill which would allow the extradition of criminals to mainland China.

The Nikkei 225 added 0.51% at 4:23 am CET. South Korea's Kospi Composite rose 0.21% at 4:04 am CET.

The Shanghai Composite index was up 0.24% at 4:24 am CET, while the Shenzhen Composite was flat at the same time. Hong Kong's Hang Seng increased by 0.47% at 4:25 am CET.

Australia's S&P/ASX 200 fell by 0.21% at 4:26 am CET.

The dollar was flat compared to the yen at 4:26 am CET, selling for ¥108.6035.

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