BANGKOK | Asian markets mixed in quiet New Year’s Eve trading

BANGKOK | Asian markets mixed in quiet New Year’s Eve trading

BANGKOK — Shares were mixed Monday in subdued New Year’s Eve trading. U.S. futures surged after President Donald Trump tweeted a day earlier that he expected to reach a deal to help resolve trade friction with Beijing after speaking with Chinese President Xi Jinping.

KEEPING SCORE: Hong Kong’s Hang Seng advanced 1.3 percent to 25,485.70 while the Sensex in India was flat at 36,079.85. Australia’s S&P ASX/200’s benchmark edged 0.1 percent lower to 5,646.40 and Singapore’s benchmark was up 0.5 percent.

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