Asian shares higher, Europe lower

|By:, SA News Editor

Asian shares mostly rise as Chinese stocks climb 1.1% on the first day of trading following a week-long national holiday, with retailers and property developers boosted by higher sales during the period. The Shanghai Composite rose despite a dip in HSBC services PMI data.

European shares are mostly lower as the deadlock in Washington continues, although U.S. stock futures are up following losses on Wall Street yesterday.

Japan +0.3%, Hong Kong +0.9%, India +0.6%.

EU Stoxx 50 -0.05%, London -0.3%, Paris -0.3%, Frankfurt flat, Milan +0.2%, Madrid -0.2%.

U.S. stock futures: Dow +0.1%. S&P +0.2%. Nasdaq +0.2%

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