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Hong Kong slips 0.32%, Sydney dips 0.36%, Seoul down 0.24%

Hong Kong slips 0.32%, Sydney dips 0.36%, Seoul down 0.24%

HONG KONG: Asian markets closed higher on strong Wall Street rally as delayed sales tax hike in Japan.
Hong Kong slipped 0.32%, Sydney dipped 0.36% and Seoul was down 0.24% while Shanghai traded flat.
But Tokyo gained 0.23% after Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Tuesday called for early elections to seek a mandate for delaying next year’s sales tax increase and his economic policies.
In Wall Street on Tuesday, the Dow Jones industrial average climbed 0.23% and the S&P 500 rose 0.51% to close at fresh records following solid economic data from Germany and the US.