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  • Ahmed Saleh

Asian shares mostly rise Thursday, per Associated Press report

Bangkok, February 15, 2024, According to a report from the Associated Press, most shares in Asia saw an uptick on Thursday. Tokyo's Nikkei 225 surged by 1.2%, reaching 37,948.35, while in Hong Kong, the Hang Seng index rose by 0.6% to 15,971.18. Australia's S&P/ASX 200 also experienced gains, advancing by 0.8% to 7,605.70. However, Korea's Kospi saw a slight decline, shedding 0.3% to 2,613.80.

In India, the Sensex showed positive movement with a 0.4% increase. Meanwhile, the SET in Bangkok inched 0.1% higher in trading.

Looking at commodities, U.S. benchmark crude oil faced a decrease of 20 cents, settling at $76.44 per barrel in electronic trading on the New York Mercantile Exchange. Simultaneously, Brent crude, the international standard, lost 18 cents, falling to $81.42 per barrel.

In the currency market, the U.S. dollar experienced a decline against the Japanese yen, slipping to 150.14 yen from 150.46 yen. On the other hand, the euro gained ground, rising to $1.0738 from $1.0731. These market movements reflect the ongoing dynamics and fluctuations in the global financial landscape.

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