Japan, Hong Kong shares follow Wall St higher in quiet trade

KEEPING SCORE: Japan’s benchmark Nikkei 225 index edged up 0.3 percent to 20,675.44 a day after closing at its highest in two years. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng advanced 0.7 percent to 28,392.77 but Australia’s S&P/ASX 200 lost 0.7 percent to 5,660.40.
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