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Asia-Pacific shares mostly rise as vaccine hopes again lift markets

2020-11-17 09:07:58       source:CNBC

November 16, 2020

SINGAPORE — Asia-Pacific shares were mostly in positive territory on Tuesday as vaccine hopes once again lifted Wall Street to record highs.

In Japan, the Nikkei 225 rose 0.42%, after touching a 52-week high on Monday. The Topix was above the flatline in early trade.

Over in Australia, the S&P/ASX 200 edged up 0.44%. The bourse resumed trading on Tuesday after a nearly full-day trading halt Monday that it said was due to a software issue which created “inaccurate market data.”

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