India, Oct. 7 -- Asian markets ended mostly higher on Monday after data showed the US unemployment rate unexpectedly dropped to a nearly 50-year low, offsetting concerns about a potential recession. Meanwhile, the investors are now cautiously awaited the outcome of trade talks between the United States and China. Japanese shares ended lower as exporters fell on a stronger yen. Markets in China and Hong Kong were closed for public holidays.

Asian Indices

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Shanghai Composite




Hang Seng---

Jakarta Composite6,000.58-60.67-1.00

KLSE Composite1,559.001.330.09

Nikkei 22521,375.25-34.95-0.16

Straits Times3,099.4821.120.69

KOSPI Composite2,021.731.040.05

Taiwan Weighted10,935.0640.580.37