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11/26/2020, 7:21 AM (Source: TeleTrader)
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Asia mostly higher despite COVID uncertainties

Shares on the major stock market indexes in the Asia-Pacific traded mostly higher on Thursday as the investors shook off some of the worries generated by both the ongoing surge in COVID-19 cases and prospects of the daily COVID infections going up during the holiday season.

While the deaths attributed to the coronavirus observed on a daily level rose by more than 12,000 for the first time since the pandemic started, Seoul decided to introduce measures to curb the spread of the virus in the city.

The Nikkei 225 wrapped up the session 0.91% up, while the dollar declined 0.07% versus the yen at 7:16 am CET to sell for 104.3410. Hong Kong's Hang Seng increased by 0.20% at 7:17 am CET, while the Shanghai Composite went up by 0.10% at 7:02 am CET. The Shenzhen Composite lost 0.69% at 7:18 am CET. In South Korea, the Kospi advanced by 0.82% a minute later, while the Australian S&P/ASX 200 dipped 0.70% at the closing bell.

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