12/3/2021, 7:25 AM (Source: TeleTrader)
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Asia mostly higher amid data-driven optimism

Shares in Asia traded mostly in the positive territory on Friday after two reports by IHS Markit revealed that both Japan's and China's service sector expanded.

In business news, Chinese ride-hailing firm Didi Global Inc. announced it will delist from the New York Stock Exchange and list its stocks in Hong Kong, five months after the initial public offering in the United States.

The Shanghai Composite jumped 0.87% at 7:08 am CET, as the Shenzhen Composite advanced 0.64%. The Australian S&P 200 increased 0.22% at the close, with Japan's Nikkei 225 surging 1% as the session ended.

South Korea's Kospi gained 0.85% at 7:24 am CET, with Hong Kong's Hang Seng concurrently down by 0.21%. The dollar was flat against the yen, going for 113.2225 a minute later.

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