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Asia Markets: Asian markets rise as Trump, Kim set to meet

Asian shares were higher in muted trading Wednesday as investors awaited the second summit between President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in Vietnam.

Japan’s benchmark Nikkei 225 NIK, +0.50% added 0.5% in early trading. Australia’s S&P/ASX 200 XJO, +0.36% gained 0.3% and South Korea’s Kospi SEU, +0.37% edged up nearly 0.2%. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng HSI, -0.05% added 0.5%, while the Shanghai Composite index SHCOMP, +0.42% gained 0.9%.

Among individual stocks, Uniqlo parent Fast Retailing 9983, +2.67% jumped in Tokyo trading, along with Rakuten 4755, +3.18% and Takeda Pharmeceutical 4502, +2.08% .

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