Fed restraint, trade hopes bolster Asian markets
By Marketwatch, Associated Press
Asian markets saw a largely positive session Friday as investors cheered a more restrained Federal Reserve and U.S.-China trade talks.
Japan’s Nikkei 225 index JP:NIK closed up 0.9% and South Korea’s Kospi KR:SEU gained 0.6%. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng HK:HSI rose 0.6%, while the Shanghai Composite index CN:SHCOMP added 0.7%. Australia’s S&P ASX 200 AU:XJO slipped 0.3%. Shares rose Taiwan XX:Y9999 , Singapore SG:STI and Malaysia MY:FBMKLCI .
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