Asian shares climb

Asian shares climb

Wednesday 1438/1/18 – 2016/10/19

TOKYO, 18 Muharram,1438 AH, 19 October,2016 , SPA — Asian shares were mostly higher Wednesday after China reported its economy expanded at a steady 6.7 percent pace in the July-September quarter, better than some forecasters had expected, AP reported.
Japan’s Nikkei 225 index rose 0.2 percent to 16,993.32 and Australia’s S&P ASX/200 added 0.5 percent to 5,435.40. The Kospi in South Korea jumped was flat at 2,040.35 and Shanghai’s Composite index advanced 0.1 percent to 3,088.49. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng index lost 0.3 percent to 23,339.67 and India’s Sensex fell 0.2 percent to 27,992.71. Shares in Southeast Asia were mixed, while Thailand’s SET rose 0.4 percent.
— SPA
11:55 LOCAL TIME 08:55 GMT