Dollar moves, euro in addition to oil prices in focus

Australia’s ASX 0 finished up 22.89 points, or 0.38 percent, at 5,986.41, with most sectors advancing. The energy subindex was up 1.22 percent in addition to the materials sector rose 0.81 percent. The heavily-weighted financial subindex gained 0.18 percent even as three of the country’s so-called Big Four banks fell.

Shares of ANZ fell 0.31 percent, Westpac was off by 0.41 percent in addition to the National Australia Bank lost 0.27 percent. Commonwealth Bank shares, however, were up 0.58 percent.

Japan’s Nikkei 225 rose 106.67 points, or 0.48 percent, to 22,523.15, while the Topix added 5.95 points, or 0.34 percent, to 1,777.08. In South Korea, the Kospi advanced 9.81 points, or 0.39 percent, to 2,540.51.

Chinese markets finished mixed. The Shanghai composite rose 20.05 points, or 0.59 percent, to 3,430.54, in addition to the Shenzhen composite fell 5.16 points, or 0.26 percent, to 1,982.28.

Hong Kong’s Hang Seng index broke the 30,000 level in morning trade in addition to closed up 185.42 points, or 0.62 percent, at 30,003.49.

“Markets have remained mostly range-bound ahead of Thanksgiving holidays, although there was a little easing within the dollar on a broad basis,” Wei Liang Chang, a currency strategist at Mizuho Bank, wrote in a morning note.

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