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Japan’s Nikkei 225 leads gains as Asia stocks rise


SINGAPORE — Shares in Asia rose in Tuesday morning trade after the S&P 500 notched yet another record close on Wall Street overnight.

Japan’s Nikkei 225The Topix index grew 0.98% and gained 1.07%, leading gains across the regions’ major markets.

Hong Kong is also available elsewhere Hang Seng indexIt hovered over the flatline.

Stocks of Chinese technology stocks listed in Hong Kong fell largely, and shares of TencentIt dropped by 1.78% MeituanThe index dropped by 2.21%. Hang Seng Tech was 0.58% higher.

They came just after the Financial Times reportedDidi banned employees indefinitely from selling shares. Meanwhile, uncertainty remains over the outlookChinese companies who are looking for overseas IPOs.

The mainland China has the Shanghai compositeThe was slightly lower than the Shenzhen componentAdded 0.239%

South Korea KospiThere was not much to be done.

MSCI’s Asia-Pacific share index outside Japan was 0.13% lower.

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For a Tuesday holiday, markets in Australia close.

S&P 500 rises to new record again

Overnight stateside, the S&P 500 jumped almost 1.4% to its 69th record close of the year. Tech-heavy Nasdaq composite also experienced strong gains. It jumped 1.39%, to 15,871.26. Dow Jones Industrial Average increased 351.82 points, to 36.302.38.

Oil and Currencies

It U.S. dollar index, which tracks the greenback against a basket of its peers, was at 96.084 — still off levels above 96.6 seen last week.

It Japanese yenFollowing yesterday’s decline from 114.5 to the greenback levels, prices traded at 114.84 USD. After yesterday’s weakness against the greenback, it traded at 114.84 per dollar. Australian dollarIt was $0.7233 at the time of writing, mostly holding onto gains from its increase to below $0.714 last Wednesday.

The morning Asia trading hour saw oil prices rise, with benchmarks internationally. Brent crude futuresUp to 0.32% to $78.85 a barrel U.S. crude futuresAlso, the barrel price increased 0.45% to $75.91