Asian shares were higher on Friday.

Asian shares were higher on Friday.

The mainland Chinese markets finished today’s session higher. The Shanghai Composite rose by 0.24 percent to settle at 3,006.4467 supported by the gains in Healthcare and Technology sectors.

Hong Kong’s main index Hang Seng fell on today’s session and settled at 26,435.67. The gains in Utilities, Energy and Industrials sectors were not enough to offset losses in the rest of the sectors.

Meanwhile, South Korea main index (Kospi) rose by 0.54 percent on Friday’s session, helped by an improvement in all sectors to end the session at 2,091.52. 

Japanese Stock Market:

Japanese stocks rose on Friday, as the primary index NIKKEI 225 finished the session at 22,079.09. The Utilities, Healthcare, and energy sectors were the sectors that gained the most profits.

In stocks news, Rakuten Inc was the best performer in today’s trading session, as its share rose by 3.94 percent, while Yamato Holdings Co Ltd was the worst performer and ended the session 8.37 percent lower.

In the Forex pace, the Japanese Yen rose against the Greenback and traded at 107.977 at 12:00 GMT.


Australian Stock Market:

Australia’s S&P/ASX200 index rose on Friday and finished the session at 6,730.80, gains from Consumer Cyclicals and Basic Materials sectors were the most gainers.

In stocks news, Premier Investments Ltd was the best performer of the session as the share advanced by 15.34 percent, while SpeedCast International Ltd was the worst performer after its share dropped by 5.65 percent.

In the Forex market, the Aussie fell against its U.S. counterpart to trade at 0.67873 at 09:00 GMT.


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