Asian shares slightly fall; Nikkei rises

Dhaka,  Thu,  24 August 2017
Published : 20 Jun 2017, 10:54:09

Asian shares slightly fall; Nikkei rises

Asian shares slightly fall; Nikkei rises
Asian shares were slightly lower Tuesday, erasing initial gains, but Tokyo's benchmark rose, cheered by gains on Wall Street led by technology shares.

Japan's benchmark Nikkei 225 added 1.1 per cent in morning trading to 20,294.48. Australia's S&P/ASX 200 edged down 0.5 per cent to 5,774.60. 

South Korea's Kospi was little changed, inching down less than 0.1 per cent to 2,369.30. Hong Kong's Hang Seng fell less than 0.1 per cent to 25,908.98, while the Shanghai Composite fell 0.3 per cent to 3,135.21

The S&P 500 index rose 20.31 points, or 0.8 per cent, to 2,453.46 and surpassed its old record, set nearly a week ago, by half a per cent. 

The Dow Jones industrial average added 144.71 points, or 0.7 per cent, to 21,528.99, and the Nasdaq composite jumped 87.25, or 1.4 per cent, to 6,239.01.

The dollar rose to 111.65 yen from 111.12 yen late Monday in Asia. The euro fell to $1.1156 from $1.1194.

Benchmark US crude added 7 cents to $44.50 a barrel. It fell 54 cents to $44.43 per barrel overnight. Brent crude, the international standard, rose 11 cents to $47.02 a barrel, according to AP.
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