BANGKOK | Asian markets gain after US suspends government shutdown

BANGKOK  | Asian markets gain after US suspends government shutdown

BANGKOK —January 27, 2019— Shares rose in Asia on Monday after President Donald Trump temporarily re-opened the U.S. government. Japan was the main regional outlier, as the Nikkei 225 index lost 0.5 percent to 20,759.48 with uncertainty over China-U.S. trade talks bringing a lull in buying sentiment.

KEEPING SCORE: Hong Kong’s Hang Seng index gained 0.3 percent to 27,657.27 and the Shanghai Composite index climbed 0.3 percent to 2,610.14.

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