Asian Stock Market Today: Live Updates

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Hong Kong’s Hang Seng Index posted regional gains on Monday, driven by a surge in property stocks as other Asia-Pacific markets were mixed earlier in the week.

The HSI rose 2.5%, while mainland markets were also in positive territory, with the CSI 300 benchmark up 1.33%.

Investors will look to key data from Australia and China later in the week, such as the Reserve Bank’s rate decision on Tuesday, while China is expected to release its trade balance for August and its inflation rate later next week.

In Australia, the S&P/ASX 200 Trading rose 0.56% to end at 7,318.8, while Japan Nikki 225 And the Topix closed up 0.7% at 32,939.18, up 1.02% at 2,373.73.

of South Korea Cosby It traded up 0.6%, while Costco fell 0.19%.

In the U.S. on Friday, three major indexes ended mixed as traders weighed the latest U.S. jobs report, which showed unemployment rose to 3.8% in August, the highest level in more than a year. Economists had expected it to be 3.5 percent.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 0.33%, while the S&P 500 added roughly 0.18%. The Nasdaq Composite was down 0.02%.

— CNBC’s Brian Evans and Pia Singh contributed to this report

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