TOKYO — Asian shares are moderately higher as worries over U.S.-China trade friction were calmed by conciliatory comments from Beijing.
KEEPING SCORE: Japan’s benchmark Nikkei 225 added 0.8 percent to 21,678.68, and Australia‘s S&P/ASX 200 gained 0.4 percent to 5,681.50. South Korea’s Kospi rose 0.3 percent to 2,075.76. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng edged 0.1 percent lower to 26,133.53, while the Shanghai Composite was flat at 2,605.89. Shares also rose in India, Indonesia and Taiwan.