Asian markets up as mining shares gain in Hong Kong, Australia

09/4/2009 | Wall Street Journal, The

Shares in China vacillated between positive and negative territory after surging Thursday, while most other Asian-Pacific markets closed higher Friday. Japan's Nikkei 225 and South Korea's Kospi Composite both lost 0.3%, while Australia's S&P/ASX 200 inched up 0.1%. Hong Kong's Hang Seng Index jumped 2.8%, China's Shanghai Composite gained 0.6% and Singapore's Straits Times Index added 0.3%. New Zealand's NZX 50 rose 0.2%, Taiwan's Taiex climbed 0.7% and Philippines' shares went up 1%.

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