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3/27, 4:34 AM (Source: TeleTrader)
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Asian markets mostly up as uncertainties persist

Shares on the Asia-Pacific markets traded mostly higher on Friday, as coronavirus-related uncertainties continued to occupy investors' focus. The CPI for Japan's capital city of Tokyo annually rose by 0.4% in March, missing the estimates, while earlier in the day, it was revealed that China has spent so far $12 billion in the fight against the coronavirus.

The Nikkei 225 rose 1.24% at 4:30 am CET. The Shanghai Composite gained 0.75% at 4:15 am CET, while the Shenzhen Composite grew 0.34% concurrently. The Hang Seng surged 1.27% at 4:31 am CET and Kospi Composite advanced 2.04% at the same time. On the other hand, the Australian S&P/ASX 200 lost 2.08% at 4:32 am CET.

The dollar dropped 1.12% against the yen, going for ¥108.3790 at 4:29 am CET.

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