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Global Markets: Asia shares gain as North Korea offers halt on nuclear testing

Reuters  |  SYDNEY 

By Wayne ColeSYDNEY (Reuters) - Asian stock markets made guarded gains on Friday on news North Korean leader Kim Jong Un had offered to stop nuclear and missile testing and to arrange a meeting with U.S. President Donald Trump.South Korea's national security adviser made the announcement at the White House, after delivering a letter from Kim to Trump.The chance of an easing in geopolitical tensions in the region helped Japan's Nikkei climb 1.3 percent, while South Korean stocks added 0.9 percent.MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan edged up 0.15 percent, while ...

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First Published: Fri, March 09 2018. 06:04 IST