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Asia-Pacific share markets mostly up

FXstreet.com (Barcelona) - Local share markets are mostly in the green following US SP500 futures currently near session highs, after closing at break even for the first day of the week in NY above the 1630 points mark, almost all time record highs. Nikkei index opened in Tokyo above the 14800 points rising more than +0.25% but soon eased on Yen strength as USD/JPY was breaking below the 101.50, and big banks were falling on profits taking, Nikkei news reported.

Only the Shanghai composite index is down by -0.75%, while Hong-Kong's Hang-Seng is up +0.39%, coming off session highs, Korean Kospi +0.83%, and Australian ASX +0.18% ahead of Australian federal budget at 09:30 GMT.

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