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Asia Markets: Asian stock markets start off the week strong

Global stocks were broadly higher Monday, with investors in Asia gearing up for an eventful week.

Among major events, investors will be focused on the start of formal Brexit negotiations and a decision on whether to include China’s domestically-traded A-shares in MSCI’s emerging-market index, which is widely followed.

Financial markets were unshaken by initial reports of a “major incident” in London involving a van being driven into a crowd of people, resulting in one death and several casualties. The pound GBPUSD, +0.1565% was largely flat against the U.S. dollar.

The Nikkei Stock Average NIK, +0.62% closed 0.6% higher, with a softer yen aiding a move back above 20,000 points.

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