Thu, 17 Oct 2019

Stocks in Asia flat Monday, Tokyo the exception

Lola Evans
16 Sep 2019, 18:17 GMT+10

SYDNEY, Australia - Stocks in Japan rose on Monday, while in China and Australia the equity markets were flat.

Oil prices rose sharply following the drone attacks on the two Saudi Aramco infrastructure in Saudi Arabia, which has dented global oil supplies.

In Tokyo, the Nikkei 225 rose 228.69 points or 1.05% to 21,988.29.

In China, the Shanghai Composite was barely changed, down 0.48 of a point or 0.02% to 3,030.75.

The Australian All Ordinaries edged up 4.90 points or 0.07% to 6,782.00.

The euro was a little higher Monday in the Asian session, despite talk of a Trump-led EU-U.S. trade war.

The British pound drifted lower to 1.2447, around the Sydney close Monday.

The Japanese yen was little changed at 107.86, while the Swiss franc eased to 0.9896.

The Canadian dollar was weak at 1.3259. The Australian dollar was steady at 0.6876, while the New Zealand dollar weakened to 0.6385.

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