A pedestrian looks at an electronic quotation board showing the numbers of the Nikkei 225 index in Tokyo on September 11, 2020.
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Asia-Pacific is mixed after Wall Street saw a tech rally led by Nvidia, and US negotiators moved closer to a debt ceiling deal with just a week to go before the government faces a potential default.
In Japan is Nikkei 225 rose 0.92%, breaching the 31,000 mark and leading gains in the region, while the Topix also saw a gain of 0.15%.
Tokyo’s core inflation, which excludes fresh food and fuel costs, rose 3.9%, the fastest pace since 1982. Headline inflation for the Japanese capital, seen as a gauge of the nationwide reading, rose at a slower pace of 3.2% in May from April’s figure of 3.5%.
South Korea’s Kospi rose 0.17%, while the Kosdaq rose marginally. In Australia is S&P/ASX 200 was marginally higher after reversing earlier losses.
Mainland Chinese markets bucked the trend and fell along Shanghai composite 0.32% lower and Shenzhen component down 0.51%.
Hong Kong’s Hang Seng index is closed due to a public holiday, after reaching its lowest level this year on Thursday.
Overnight in the US, the three major indexes ended mixed. While the technology-heavy Nasdaq Composite increased by 1.71% and S&P 500 increased by 0.88% Dow Jones Industrial Average fell slightly and lost 0.11%.
— CNBC’s Sarah Min, Samantha Subin and Brian Evans contributed to this report