Tokyo, Asian shares mostly followed Wall Street higher on Tuesday, AP reported.

Japan's benchmark Nikkei 225 rose 0.7% to finish at 24,025.17, while Australia's S and P/ASX 200 added 0.9% to 6,962.20. South Korea's Kospi gained 0.4% to 2,237.65. Hong Kong's Hang Seng lost 0.4% to 28,843.34, while the Shanghai Composite edged 0.1% lower to 3,110.89.

Benchmark crude oil rose 1 cent to $58.09 a barrel in electronic trading on the New York Mercantile Exchange. It fell 96 cents to $58.08 a barrel on Monday. Brent crude oil, the international standard, added 8 cents to $64.28 a barrel.

The dollar rose to 110.10 Japanese yen from 109.93 yen on Monday. The euro strengthened to $1.1142 from $1.1135.

Source: Saudi Press Agency

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