Asian shares mixed ahead of G-20 summit

Published: November 30, 2018 12:16:20 | Updated: December 02, 2018 10:50:44


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Asia shares were mixed on Friday ahead of the planned meeting by Presidents Donald Trump and Xi Jinping at the Group of 20 summit this weekend.

Japan's Nikkei 225 index climbed 0.4 per cent to 22,348.56 and the Hang Seng in Hong Kong added 0.7 per cent to 26,633.88. The Shanghai composite index added 0.2 per cent to 2,573.41.

India's Sensex gained 0.5 per cent to 36,365.55. South Korea's Kospi fell 0.2 per cent to 2,109.99 while the S&P ASX/200 in Australia dropped 1.2 per cent to 5,691.70.

Shares rose in Taiwan and Singapore but fell in Indonesia, reports AP.

US stocks finished lower Thursday after an afternoon rally faded. The S&P 500 index shed 0.2 per cent to 2,737.76. The Dow Jones Industrial Average ended 0.1 per cent lower at 25,338.84.

The Nasdaq composite slid 0.3 per cent to 7,273.08 and the Russell 2000 index of smaller-company stocks lost 0.3 per cent to 1,525.39.

Benchmark US crude added 21 cents to $51.66 per barrel in electronic trading on the New York Mercantile Exchange. It rose 2.3 per cent to finish at $51.45 a barrel on Thursday.

Brent crude gained 35 cents to $60.26 per barrel. It edged up 1.3 percent to $59.51 a barrel in London.

The dollar slid to 113.40 yen from 113.48 yen on Thursday. The euro edged up to $1.1395 from $1.1391.

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