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Asian stocks rise
Published in Saudi Press Agency on 08 - 08 - 2019

Asian stocks rose Thursday, AP reported.
The Shanghai Composite Index rose 0.9% to 2,794.29 and Tokyo's Nikkei 225 rose 0.4% to 20,593.35. Hong Kong's Hang Seng added 0.6% to 26,162.60 and South Korea's Kospi added 0.6% to 1,920.61.
Australia's S&P-ASX 200 was 0.7% higher at 6,568.10 and India's Sensex opened up 0.2% at 36,767.18. Markets in New Zealand and Southeast Asia advanced.
Benchmark U.S. crude jumped $1.62 to $52.72 per barrel in electronic trading on the New York Mercantile Exchange. The contract plunged $2.54 on Wednesday to close at $51.09. Brent crude, used to price international oils, rose $1.57 per barrel in London to $57.80. It dropped $2.71 the previous session to $56.23.
The dollar declined to 106.11 yen from Wednesday's 106.26 yen. The euro edged up to $1.1206 from $1.1200.

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