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Asian equity markets a mixed bag Tuesday

FXstreet.com (Barcelona) - Asian equities managed to follow up yesterday’s robust performance with a generally mixed day – indices traded softly, devoid of any large-scale surges or movements.

Beginning with the indices and composites, the Shanghai rose +0.22% as it settles in region of 2305.15, up +5.13 points in these moments. In addition, the Nikkei 225 is trading in negative territory, operating at 15381.02, climbing +22.21 points or +0.13% at the time of writing. Finally, the Hang Seng Index has edged lower today, trading in the zone of 23291.03, presently -0.42% after a movement of -98.67 points.

Moving to commodities the prices of gold and silver are trading at USD $1391.40 and $22.70 per oz. respectively. Moreover, the price of crude is operating at USD $96.82/bbl Tuesday.

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