Asia Shares Edge Higher
Stock markets across the Asia-Pacific region closed moderately in the green on Monday, as investors await further developments in global trade disputes. US President Donald Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping will meet later this week on the sidelines of the G20 summit in Japan, rising hopes that a possible trade deal agreement will be reached. The Shanghai Composite index climbed 6 points, or 0.2%, to 3,008; the Nikkei 225 increased 27 points, or 0.1%, to 21,286; the Hang Seng gained 36 points, or 0.1%, to 28,510; and the S&P/ASX 200 advanced 15 points, or 0.2%, to 6,665; while the Kospi finished near the flat line at 2,126.
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