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Asian equity markets drive higher Friday

FXstreet.com (Barcelona) - Asian equities built on yesterdays mostly strong performance, notching steadfast gains Friday and leading to a positive day overall across the board.

Beginning with the indices and composites, the Shanghai rose +1.38% as it settles in region of 2282.87, up +31.06 points in these moments. In addition, the Nikkei 225 is trading in positive territory, operating at 15138.12, climbing +100.88 points or +0.67% at the time of writing. Finally, the Hang Seng Index has edged higher today, trading in the zone of 23082.38, presently +0.17% after a movement of +38.44 points.

Moving to commodities the prices of gold and silver are trading at USD $1375.84 and $22.49 per oz. respectively. Moreover, the price of crude is operating at USD $95.06/bbl Friday.

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