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1/21, 4:34 AM (Source: TeleTrader)
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Asia-Pacific trades mostly higher on positive data

Major stock markets in Asia-Pacific traded mostly higher on Thursday as stocks on Wall Street jumped to hit a record after United States President Joe Biden was sworn into office. Meanwhile, the Bank of Japan (BoJ) revealed in a statement it decided against adjusting interest rates in January. Also, Japan's trade surplus expanded to ¥751 billion in December.

Japan's Nikkei 225 went up by 0.31%. South Korea's Kospi Composite added 0.81% at 4:32 am CET. A minute later, Australia's S&P/ASX 200 advanced by 0.78%. In mainland China, the Shanghai Composite Index rose by 1.30% at 4:30 am CET, while the Shenzhen Composite increased by 1.85% at the same time. Meanwhile, a minute later, Hong Kong's Hang Seng stood flat.

The dollar stood flat against the yen to sell for ¥103.5330 at 4:28 am CET.

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