A man walks past an electronic board showing the stock index in Tokyo, Japan, Feb. 4, 2014. Tokyo stocks tumbled on Tuesday, with the Nikkei index ending 4.18 percent lower, hitting the lowest closing level since last October. The 225-issue Nikkei Stock Average dived 610.66 points, from Monday at 14,008.47, its lowest finish since Oct. 8. (Xinhua/Stringer)
A man walks past an electronic board showing the stock index in Tokyo, Japan, Feb. 4, 2014. Tokyo stocks tumbled on Tuesday, with the Nikkei index ending 4.18 percent lower, hitting the lowest closing level since last October. The 225-issue Nikkei Stock Average dived 610.66 points, from Monday at 14,008.47, its lowest finish since Oct. 8. (Xinhua/Stringer)

SEOUL, — Seoul shares ended higher on Monday.
The benchmark Korea Composite Stock Price Index (KOSPI) advanced 30.35 points, or 1.49 percent, to 2,061.52 at the close. Trading volume stood at 421.53 million shares worth 6.18 trillion won (5.47 billion U.S. dollars).
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A man walks past an electronic board showing the stock index in Tokyo, Japan, Feb. 4, 2014. Tokyo stocks tumbled on Tuesday, with the Nikkei index ending 4.18 percent lower, hitting the lowest closing level since last October. The 225-issue Nikkei Stock Average dived 610.66 points, from Monday at 14,008.47, its lowest finish since Oct. 8. (Xinhua/Stringer)
A man walks past an electronic board showing the stock index in Tokyo, Japan, Feb. 4, 2014. Tokyo stocks tumbled on Tuesday, with the Nikkei index ending 4.18 percent lower, hitting the lowest closing level since last October. The 225-issue Nikkei Stock Average dived 610.66 points, from Monday at 14,008.47, its lowest finish since Oct. 8. (Xinhua/Stringer)

TOKYO — Tokyo stocks rose 1.57 percent on Monday, with the Nikkei index closing above the 20,000 line for the first time in one week, as the yen’s weakness against the U.S.dollar and hopes for a resolution in Greece’s debt negotiations boosted market sentiment.
The turnover was 2,306.75 billion yen (about 18.80 billion U.S. dollars).
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BEIJING — Chinese shares rallied for a third consecutive trading day on Monday, following dramatic moves by the government to stabilize the market.
The benchmark Shanghai Composite Index rose 2.39 percent to close at 3,970.39 points. The smaller Shenzhen Component Index surged 4.78 percent to close at 12,614.16 points.
The combined turnover of the two bourses rose to 1.174 trillion yuan (192 billion U.S. dollars), from Friday’s 1.08 trillion yuan.
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SYDNEY — Australia’s market struggled for direction amid an elusive resolution of the Greek debt negations, finishing slightly weaker in a day of volatile trade.
The benchmark S&P/ASX200 index closed 0.34 percent down to 5, 473.2 points, while the broader All Ordinaries index fell 0.32 percent, to 5,460.4 points.
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MANILA — Philippine shares closed 1.40 percent higher on Monday.
The benchmark Philippine Stock Exchange index increased 103.74 points to 7,496.33. The all-share index went up by 13.73 points, or 0.33 percent, to 4,240.94.
Trading volume reached 6.75 billion shares worth 4.76 billion pesos (105.42 million U.S. dollars).
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HO CHI MINH CITY — VN-Index, the stock market index of Ho Chi Minh (HCM) City bourse in south Vietnam, closed at 634.06 points on Monday, up 6.78 points, or 1.08 percent, against last Friday’s closing session.
A total of 56.491 million shares worth 1.273 trillion VND (58. 85 million U.S. dollars) were traded on Monday.
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HANOI — Stock market index of Vietnam’s capital Hanoi, HNX- Index, closed at 88.58 points on Monday, up 0.34 points, or 0.38 percent, against the previous closing session.
A total of 52.352 million shares worth 625.302 billion Vietnamese dong (28.95 million U.S. dollars) were traded at the Hanoi Stock Exchange on Monday, a decrease of 5.98 percent in volume and 5.59 percent in value against the previous closing session.
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SINGAPORE — Singapore stocks finished higher on Monday, with the benchmark Straits Times Index (STI) up 31.34 points, or 0.96 percent, to close at 3,311.22.
A total of 1.44 billion shares changed hands with turnover of 872.1 million Singapore dollars (646 million U.S. dollars).
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KUALA LUMPUR– The Malaysian stock market ended higher here on Monday.
The Kuala Lumpur Composite Index (KLCI) was at 1,716.11, up 0. 03 percent, and the Emas was at 11,807.73, up 5.65 points or 0.05 percent.
Turnover declined to 1.50 billion shares valued at 1.46 billion ringgit Malaysia (383.76 million U.S. dollars), compared with 1.67 billion shares valued at 1.66 billion ringgit Malaysia (437.36 million U.S. dollars) on last Friday.
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VIENTIANE — The Lao stock market finished Monday up 0.19 percent against the previous trading day.
The Lao Securities Exchange composite index increased by 2.52 points to 1,327.71. A total of 128,640 shares worth about 683 million Lao kip (about 84,000 U.S. dollars) changed hands at the stock market.
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BANGKOK — The Stock Exchange of Thailand (SET)index Monday moved up 5.75 points, or 0.39 percent to close at 1,490.65 points.

Some 7.18 billion shares worth 31.77 billion baht (about 940 million U.S. dollars) changed hands. Enditem

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