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Asian stock markets edge higher; US dollar falls against yen


January 14, 2018

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Asian stock markets edged higher on Monday after Wall Street's strong finish last week. The U.S. dollar weakened against most major currencies, including the Japanese yen.

KEEPING SCORE: Japan's Nikkei 225 rose 0.2 percent to 23,708.63 and South Korea's Kospi added 0.3 percent to 2,503.77. Hong Kong's Hang Seng index jumped 0.8 percent to 31,660.70 and China's Shanghai Composite Index added was flat at 3,429.08. Australia's S&P/ASX 200 inched up 0.1 percent to 6,075.20. Stocks in Southeast Asia were moderately higher.

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