Chinese shares rallied on Friday afternoon in thin volumes from earlier profit-taking to end the day at a near 13-month closing high, with signs of an economic recovery in China contributing to a recent surge.
At the close, the Shanghai Composite index was up 0.63 percent at 3,270.80, erasing earlier losses. It was the strongest close for the index since March 21, 2018.
The blue-chip CSI300 index was up 1.19 percent at 4,120.61 points, its highest close since March 12, 2018.
Tokyo stocks closed higher Friday following healthy gains on Wall Street, with Nintendo jumping more than 14 percent following reports its games and popular Switch console will soon be available in China.
The benchmark Nikkei 225 index added 0.50 percent or 110.44 points at 22,200.56, while the broader Topix index climbed 0.12 percent or 1.96 points to 1,616.93.
Source : AFP
Tokyo stocks opened higher on Friday following healthy gains on Wall Street, while the forex market remained stable.
The benchmark Nikkei 225 index was up 0.67 percent or 147.95 points at 22,238.07 in early trade, while the broader Topix index climbed 0.40 percent or 6.38 points to 1,621.35.
Source : AFP
Japan's Nikkei rose on Friday morning as Wall Street gains raised risk appetite and lifted cyclical stocks, while Nintendo jumped after Tencent won approval to sell its Switch console in China.
The Nikkei share average advanced 0.6 percent to 22,223.41 at the midday break. For the week, the index has risen 1.6 percent, poised for a third week of gain.
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