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Asian shares rise

Tokyo, Shares rose in Asia on Wednesday, AP reported.
Japan’s Nikkei 225 index jumped 8%, while Hong Kong added 3.3% and Sydney climbed 5.5%. Markets across Asia were all up more than 2%.
Tokyo’s Nikkei closed at 19,546.63, while the Hang Seng rose to 23,403.36. South Korea’s Kospi gained 4.1% to 1,704.76 and the S&P/ASX 200 picked up closed at 4,998.10.
U.S. crude oil gained 78 cents to $24.79 per barrel in electronic trading on the New York Mercantile Exchange. Brent crude, the international pricing standard, added 63 cents to $30.37 per barrel.
In currency trading, the U.S. dollar was flat at 111.22. The euro rose to $1.0825 from $1.0790.

Source: Saudi Press Agency

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