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Asian stock mostly rise on US, Mexico preliminary trade deal


August 26, 2018

TOKYO (AP) — Asian shares were mostly higher Tuesday after the White House said it reached a preliminary agreement with Mexico on replacing a North American free-trade deal.

KEEPING SCORE: Japan's benchmark Nikkei 225 added 0.6 percent to 22,944.77 in morning trading. Australia's S&P/ASX 200 gained 0.7 percent to 6,313.50. South Korea's Kospi edged up 0.2 percent to 2,304.78. Hong Kong's Hang Seng was up nearly 0.2 percent at 28,314.15, while the Shanghai Composite index fell 0.2 percent to 2,774.78.

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