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Asian Stocks Rise
Published in Saudi Press Agency on 25 - 02 - 2021

Asian stock markets followed Wall Street higher Thursday, the Associated Press reported.
The Shanghai Composite Index rose 0.9% to 3,597.01 and the Nikkei 225 in Tokyo gained 1.5% to 30,125.89.
The Hang Seng in Hong Kong advanced 2% to 30,301.64. The Kospi in Seoul added 3.3% to 3,056.22. Sydney's S&P-ASX 200 was 0.8% higher at 6,834.00 and India's Sensex opened up 0.9% at 51,249.19. New Zealand retreated while Southeast Asian markets advanced.
In energy markets, benchmark U.S. crude gained 14 cents to $63.36 per barrel in electronic trading on the New York Mercantile Exchange. The contract rose $1.55 on Wednesday to $63.22. Brent crude, used to price international oils, added 21 cents to $66.39 per barrel in London. It advanced $1.67 the previous session to $67.04.
The dollar declined to 105.88 yen from Wednesday's 105.95 yen. The euro rose to $1.2180 from $1.2148.


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