Asian markets lifted by recovery hope, Tokyo breaks 30,000

HONG KONG, China (AFP) — Asian markets rose Tuesday, extending recent gains on optimism about the global outlook, though rising Delta coronavirus cases and worries about a slowdown in the economic recovery continue to cast a shadow. Tokyo’s Nikkei 225 briefly broke 30,000 for the first time in five months on growing expectations for a fresh injection of stimulus after Japan’s prime minister said he would step aside. Traders were also cheered by a better-than-forecast […] Source

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