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09-Dec-2019   15:39 Hrs IST Asian markets end mostly higher on Monday <p align="justify">Asian markets ended mostly higher on Monday on the strong US jobs data announced last week. Non-farm payroll employment surged up by 266,000 jobs in November after climbing by an upwardly revised 156,000 jobs in October. The jobless rate edged down to 3.5 percent from 3.6 percent in October. Japanese shares ended up as investors awaited key central bank meetings and the UK election. Further, Seoul stocks closed higher, despite North Korea conducting a ‘very important test' at a long-range missile launch site. US President Donald Trump warned Sunday that North Korean leader Kim Jong Un risks losing ‘everything' if he acts in a hostile way. Moreover, Chinese shares ended little changed with a positive bias after the release of November trade data. Though, the upside remained limited on concerns about an escalation in the Sino-US trade war after top White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow said that December 15 deadline is still in place to impose a new round of US tariffs on Chinese consumer goods.<p align="justify"><table width="100%" border="1" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="1"><tbody><tr><td><p align="left"><strong>Asian</strong> <strong>Indices</strong></p></td><td><p align="left"><strong>Last Trade&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; </strong></p></td><td><p align="left"><strong>Change in Points</strong></p></td><td><p align="left"><strong>Change in %</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p align="justify">Shanghai Composite</p></td><td><div>2,914.48</div></td><td><div>2.47</div></td><td><div>0.08</div></td></tr><tr><td><p align="justify">Hang Seng</p></td><td><div>26,494.73</div></td><td><div>-3.64</div></td><td><div>-0.01</div></td></tr><tr><td><p align="justify">Jakarta Composite</p></td><td><div>6,193.79</div></td><td><p align="justify">6.92</p></td><td><div>0.11</div></td></tr><tr><td><p align="justify">KLSE Composite</p></td><td><p align="justify">1,562.09</p></td><td><p align="justify">-6.35</p></td><td><p align="justify">-0.40</p></td></tr><tr><td><p align="justify">Nikkei 225</p></td><td><p align="justify">23,430.70</p></td><td><div>76.30</div></td><td><div>0.33</div></td></tr><tr><td><p align="justify">Straits Times</p></td><td><div>3,179.82</div></td><td><div>-14.89</div></td><td><div>-0.47</div></td></tr><tr><td><p align="justify">KOSPI&nbsp;Composite</p></td><td><div>2,088.65</div></td><td><div>6.80</div></td><td><div>0.33</div></td></tr><tr><td><p align="justify">Taiwan Weighted</p></td><td><div>11,660.77</div></td><td><div>51.13</div></td><td><div>0.44</div></td></tr></tbody></table></p>
09-Dec-2019   10:21 Hrs IST Asian markets trade mostly higher in early deals on Monday <p align="justify">Most of the Asian equity benchmarks are trading higher on Monday on account of positive cues from Wall Street Friday following stronger-than-expected job growth in the month of November.&nbsp; Stocks also edged higher as China's exports declined in November for the fourth consecutive month. Japan's Nikkei is trading higher amid reports of robust US jobs data. Among the Asian markets, Hong Kong, Taiwan, South Korea, and Indonesia are in positive trend. Bucking the trend, Singapore, Shanghai, and Malaysia are in negative territory.</p><p align="justify">Nikkei 225 up 91.29 points 0.39% to 23,445.69, Hang Seng lifted 6.39 points or 0.02% to 26,504.76, Taiwan Weighted increased 52.29 points or 0.45% to 11,661.93, KOSPI Index widened 6.61 points or 0.32 % to 2,088.46, and Jakarta Composite jumped by 2.58 points or 0.04% to 6,189.45. </p><p align="justify">On the flip side, Straits Times down 2.59 points or 0.08% to 3,192.12, Shanghai declined 0.75 points or 0.03% to 2,911.26, and FTSE Bursa Malaysia KLCI was down by 4.43 points or 0.28% to 1,564.01.<br></p>
07-Dec-2019   10:31 Hrs IST US markets rally on better than expected jobs data
06-Dec-2019   15:41 Hrs IST Asian markets end higher on Friday
06-Dec-2019   10:45 Hrs IST Asian markets trade mostly higher in early deals on Friday
06-Dec-2019   08:41 Hrs IST US markets end marginally higher amid improving employment data
05-Dec-2019   15:17 Hrs IST Asian markets end mostly higher on Thursday
05-Dec-2019   10:57 Hrs IST Asian markets trade mostly higher in early deals on Thursday
05-Dec-2019   08:39 Hrs IST US markets end higher amid renewed US-China trade-talk optimism
04-Dec-2019   15:23 Hrs IST Asian markets end lower on Wednesday