Asia Markets: Asian markets subdued but higher ahead of U.S.-China trade talks

Asian stock markets mostly rose in subdued trading early trading Friday, looking to cap a full week of broad gains as investors hope that trade tensions will ease after a weekend meeting between the leaders of U.S. and China.

Japan’s Nikkei NIK, +0.40% was up 0.3%, on pace for its fifth straight gain, with advances by the mining and pharmaceutical sectors leading the way. Shares of health-care company Sysmex 6869, +6.68% and drug maker Otsuka 4578, +4.53% surged.

In Hong Kong, the Hang Seng Index HSI, +0.36% rose 0.6%, with the energy sector leading gainers as oil rebounded in the U.S.

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