Asian stocks close mostly higher despite losses in NY

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Stocks in Asia and the Pacific closed mostly higher on Thursday (6), maintaining the positive tone of the previous two trading sessions, although Wall Street returned to the red after a two-day rally.

The Japanese stock index Nikkei rose 0.70% in Tokyo on Thursday, at 27,311.30 points, while the South Korean Kospi advanced 1.02% in Seoul, at 2,237.86 points, and the Taiex gained 0.66. % in Taiwan, at 13,892.05 points.

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In Oceania, the Australian stock market was practically stable, with a marginal increase of 0.03% of the S&P/ASX 200, at 6,817.50 points.

Exception, Hang Seng fell 0.42% in Hong Kong, to 18,012.15 points, pressured by technology stocks. In mainland China, markets are closed this week for a public holiday.

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Risk appetite prevailed in Asia even after New York stocks posted modest losses on Wednesday, halting a two-day rally.

Better-than-expected US employment and activity data dampened hopes that the Federal Reserve could moderate its pace of rate hikes.

Source: CNN Brasil

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