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Asian shares mostly up after signing of China-US trade pact

Jan 16, 2020 - Associated Press

BANGKOK (AP) - Share prices were mostly higher Thursday in moderate trading in Asia after the U.S. and China signed a preliminary trade agreement that investors hope will bring better relations between the two biggest economies.

Japan's Nikkei 225 added 0.7% to 23,933.13, while the Kospi in South Korea added 0.8% to 2,248.05. Shares fell in China, with the Shanghai Composite index giving up 0.5% to 3,074.08. In Hong Kong, the Hang Seng picked up 0.1% to 28,797.71.

In Australia, the S...