Asian shares rise; Southeast Asian stocks mixed

| Updated: November 22, 2017 16:07:45

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Asian shares rose Tuesday after Wall Street regained lost ground overnight amid subdued trading ahead of the Thanksgiving holiday.

Japan's benchmark Nikkei 225 rose 0.7 per cent to finish at 22,416.48, while the Kospi in South Korea added 0.1 per cent to 2,530.70. Hong Kong's Hang Seng rose 1.0 per cent to 29,553.81.

Australia's S&P/ASX 200 climbed 0.3 per cent to 5,963.50. The Shanghai Composite index gained 0.4 per cent to 3,404.92. Southeast Asian shares were mixed.

US trading has been relatively light ahead of the Thanksgiving holiday. The S&P 500 index picked up 0.1 per cent to 2,582.14. The Dow Jones industrial average gained 0.3 per cent to 23,430.33.

The Nasdaq composite advanced 0.1 per cent to 6,790.71. The Russell 2000 index of smaller-company stocks climbed 0.7 per cent to 1,503.40.

Benchmark US crude oil gained 2 cents to $56.43 per barrel in electronic trading on the New York Mercantile Exchange. Brent crude oil, the international standard, climbed 3 cents to $62.25 per barrel.

The dollar slipped to 112.49 yen from 112.62 late Monday. The euro rose to $1.1747 from $1.1733.

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