Asian stocks rise

Tokyo, 09 Rabi’II,1437 AH, 19 January,2016 , SPA — Asian stock markets mostly eked out modest gains Tuesday after China’s quarterly economic growth met expectations, calming some of the investor jitters in the region, AP reported.
China’s Shanghai Composite was up 1.6 percent at 2,961.58 and Hong Kong’s Hang Seng gained 0.8 percent to 19,386.75. Australia’s S&P/ASX 200 added 0.7 percent to 4,885. Japan’s Nikkei 225 overcame early losses to rise 0.2 percent to 16,989.31. South Korea’s Kospi advanced 0.2 percent to 1,881.77. Markets in Southeast Asia were mixed. New Zealand gained.
— SPA
12:17 LOCAL TIME 09:17 GMT