Asian stocks rise

SINGAPORE, Asian markets rose on Tuesday, AP reported.

Japan's Nikkei 225 gained 0.5 percent to 22,510.48. South Korea's Kospi added 0.5 percent to 2,280.20. Hong Kong's Hang Seng jumped 1.5 percent to 28,678.05. The Shanghai Composite Index climbed 1.6 percent to 2,905.54. Australia's S and P-ASX 200 rose 0.6 percent to 6,265.80.

The dollar rose to 111.44 yen from 111.34. The euro slipped to $1.1662 from $1.1691.

Benchmark U.S. crude dropped 15 cents to $67.74 per barrel in electronic trading on the New York Mercantile Exchange. On Monday, the contract dropped 37 cents to settle at $67.89 per barrel. Brent crude, used to price international oils, shed 8 cents to $72.98.

Source: Saudi Press Agency

Asian stocks rise

SINGAPORE, Asian markets rose on Tuesday, AP reported.

Japan's Nikkei 225 gained 0.5 percent to 22,510.48. South Korea's Kospi added 0.5 percent to 2,280.20. Hong Kong's Hang Seng jumped 1.5 percent to 28,678.05. The Shanghai Composite Index climbed 1.6 percent to 2,905.54. Australia's S and P-ASX 200 rose 0.6 percent to 6,265.80.

The dollar rose to 111.44 yen from 111.34. The euro slipped to $1.1662 from $1.1691.

Benchmark U.S. crude dropped 15 cents to $67.74 per barrel in electronic trading on the New York Mercantile Exchange. On Monday, the contract dropped 37 cents to settle at $67.89 per barrel. Brent crude, used to price international oils, shed 8 cents to $72.98.

Source: Saudi Press Agency