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Asia Stock Markets Mixed


Beijing, 30 Dec (ONA)— The Shanghai Composite Index rose by 0.8% to 3,626.58. The Nikkei 225 in Tokyo shed 0.3% to 28,826.41 while Hang Seng in Hong Kong advanced 0.2% to 23,134.88.


The Kospi in Seoul declined by 0.4% to 2,983.48 and Sydney’s S&P-ASX 200 was off 0.3% at 2,981.24. India’s Sensex opened up 0.2% at 57,950.97.


New Zealand and Bangkok gained while Singapore and Jakarta retreated.


In energy markets, benchmark U.S. crude rose 24 cents to $76.81 per barrel in electronic trading on the New York Mercantile Exchange. The contract advanced 58 cents to $76.56 on Wednesday.


Brent crude, the price basis for international oils, gained 20 cents to $79.41 per barrel in London. It closed 29 cents higher the previous session at $79.23.


The dollar rose to 115.04 yen from Wednesday’s 114.97 yen. The euro declined to $1.1333 from $1.1344.



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