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Asian Stocks Grow on Sino-U.S. Trade Deal Hopes

Asian shares picked up on Friday as traders cheered up from U.S. President Donald Trump saying exchange converses with China were “moving right along”, and U.S. oil rates sat close to 2-1/2-month peaks after OPEC and different makers consented to shrink yield.

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MSCI's broadest equity indicator of Asia-Pacific stocks outside Japan was up 0.5 percent and Japan's Nikkei gained 0.3 percent.

Japan's Nikkei advanced by 0.3 percent and Hong Kong's Hang Seng Index added 0.7 percent. The Shanghai Composite was almost flat while the Shenzhen Composite crept up 0.3 percent. South Korea's Kospi progressed 0.8 percent, while benchmark equity indicators in Taiwan, Singapore, Malaysia, and Indonesia were slightly changed. Australia's S&P/ASX 200 gained 0.3 percent.

Among individual shares, Kobe Steel gained in Tokyo exchanging while oil maker Inpex tumbled. In Hong Kong, Galaxy Entertainment and Tencent edged higher. Samsung flooded in South Korea, while Beach Energy bounced in Australia.

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