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Asian shares up in shortened week

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Last Updated at 21 Dec 2014, 19:15 ET

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Asian markets opened higher on Monday, although trading was thin at the start a working week shortened by the Christmas break.

Trading activity is likely to muted until the New Year with many investors away for the holidays.

In Japan, shares opened higher ahead of a public holiday on Tuesday.

The benchmark Nikkei 225 was up 0.2% at 17,647.54, while the dollar was at 119.46 yen compared with 119.43 yen in New York on Friday.

Australian shares traded higher after surging 2.5% on Friday, which saw its biggest one-day gain since July last year.

The SP/ASX 200 index was up 0.9% at 5,388.6.

In South Korea, the benchmark Kospi was trading flat at 1,930.46 points.

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