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Asian shares rise

TOKYO, Asian shares rose Tuesday, AP reported.
Japan’s benchmark Nikkei 225 added 3.1% to finish at 19,638.81. Australia’s S&P/ASX 200 gained 1.9% to 5,488.10, while South Korea’s Kospi jumped 1.7% to 1,857.31. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng edged up 0.8% to 24,483.12, and the Shanghai Composite added 1.4% to 2,823.19.
U.S. benchmark crude rose 14 cents to $22.55 a barrel in electronic trading on the New York Mercantile Exchange. On Monday, it initially jumped more than $1 but then lost ground, falling 35 cents to $22.41 a barrel. Brent, the international standard, rose 40 cents to $32.14 a barrel.
The dollar fell to 107.71 Japanese yen from 107.76 yen late Monday. The euro inched up to $1.0936 from $1.0912.

Source: Saudi Press Agency

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