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Green all around in Asia-Pacific

FXstreet.com (Barcelona) - Local share markets in the Asia-Pacific are all showing green lights with no exception, with Nikkei index up +0.84% after the lunch break in Tokyo, at 14261 points, despite having opened below the 14k mark, around -1% in early trade. The index turned around quickly, sparkling a USD surge with it.

Hong-Kong's Hang-Seng index opened in a choppy way too heading first higher for then turning lower, ending up last up +0.18%, as well as Shanghai Composite up +0.15%. Australian ASX gains +0.29%, and Korean Kospi +0.51%.

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The Sterling is edging lower in Asia trade, down 27 pips at 1.5082 but at one point trading as low as 1.5063. Economic data was not released in the previous session with the both the US and UK being closed for holiday, but we will see some data in the upcoming US session including S&P Case-Shiller Home Prices, Consumer Confidence, and Richmond Fed.
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Aussie has erased all initial losses against the USD seen in early Tokyo trade, when printed fresh weekly lows at 0.9595, following a broad USD move higher. Now trading last near session highs at 0.9650, the pair is back to the positive for the Asia-Pacific.
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