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Asian shares mixed amid uncertainties on Brexit, China trade


Added 10-21-19 02:04:02am EST - “Asian shares were mixed Monday amid uncertainties about Britain's exit from the European Union and the ongoing trade conflict between the U.S. and China. Japan's benchmark Nikkei 225 gained nearly 0.3% in afternoon trading…” - News.yahoo.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From News.yahoo.com: “Asian shares mixed amid uncertainties on Brexit, China trade”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

TOKYO (AP) — Asian shares were mixed Monday amid uncertainties about Britain's exit from the European Union and the ongoing trade conflict between the U.S. and China.

Japan's benchmark Nikkei 225 gained nearly 0.3% in afternoon trading to 22,555.14. South Korea's Kospi picked up 0.2% to 2,064.27, while Hong Kong's Hang Seng added 0.2% to 26,783.22. The S&P/ASX 200 in Australia inched up less than 0.1% to 6,652.50, while the Shanghai Composite slipped 0.2% to 2,932.96.

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson is trying to win over rebellious lawmakers in time to meet the Oct. 31 deadline for the U.K.'s exit from the 28-nation European Union.

A vote over the weekend ended with an amendment that delays the proposed deal, leaving the situation uncertain. And EU officials have not responded to Johnson's reluctant request for an extension of the deadline.

"The can is not kicked far down the road with UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson expected to seek a new 'meaningful vote' on his deal as soon as Monday with the countdown to the Brexit deadline," Jingyi Pan of IG said in a commentary.

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