The Weekend Is Over, And Asian Markets Are Up

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Markets are up early in the Asian trading session.Japan’s Nikkei is up 0.40 per cent.

Korea’s Kospi is up 0.46 per cent.

Australia’s S&P/ASX is up 0.45 per cent.

These gains follow a series of encouraging economic reports.

Over the weekend, we learned that China’s official PMI climbed to 50.6, confirming that manufacturing activity is accelerating.  South Korean exports jumped 3.9 per cent in November, beating expectations.

The world’s biggest economies are releasing their November manufacturing PMI reports tonight. Follow our live coverage here.

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