Asian Stocks Higher as Investors Watch Greek Debt Talks

June 30, 2015 9:34 PM

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Asian shares rose on Wednesday as investors watched to see the next step as Greece fell into arrears after failing to make a debt repayment on Tuesday. Investors are concerned that if Greece defaults on its debts the nation will eventually drop out of the euro currency, a move that could potentially set off turmoil in financial markets. But they appeared to be taking a wait-and-see stance.

KEEPING SCORE: Japan's Nikkei 225 stock index edged 0.2 percent higher to 20,279.73 and Hong Kong's Hang Seng added 1.1 percent to 26,250.03. The Shanghai Composite Index, which has seen wild swings over the past few days, tipped back into negative territory, slipping 0.2 percent to 4,270.76. Austra...

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