6/2, 7:27 AM (Source: TeleTrader)
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Asian markets higher despite HK tensions

Major stock markets in Asia traded higher during the Tuesday afternoon trade with tensions between Beijing and Washington over the Hong Kong protests still in focus. South Korean government said it will restart the World Trade Organization complaint against Japan over Tokyo's export limits. Meanwhile, Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) kept its interest rate unchanged in June.

In Mainland China, Shanghai Composite inched 0.08% higher at 07:23 am CET while the Shenzhen Composite gained 0.16% a minute later. At the same time, Hong Kong's Hang Seng was up 0.59%.

In Tokyo, Nikkei 225 grew 1.50% at 07:23 am CET. The dollar advanced 0.14% against the yen at 07:23 am CET, buying ¥107.7380.

In South Korea, the Kospi Composite rose 0.89% at 07:25 am CET, while Australia's S&P/ASX 200 gained 0.53% at 07:24 am CET.

Breaking the News / MD