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Asian Shares Gain Momentum
Asian Shares Gain Momentum

Asian Shares Gain Momentum

Tokyo, 4 Apr (ONA) --- Several Asian shares gain momentum, asJapan's benchmark Nikkei 225 rose 0.8% to 39,773.14.

Sydney's S&P/ASX 200 rose 0.5% to 7,817.30. Korea's Kospi added 1.3% to 2,742.00.

In energy trading, benchmark US crude rose 4 cents to $85.47 a barrel. Brent crude, the international standard, gained 7 cents to $89.42 a barrel.

In currency trading, the US dollar edged up to 151.70 Japanese yen from 151.65 yen. The euro cost $1.0842, little changed from $1.0837.

--- Ends/AG

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