The mar­kets to­day

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TOKYO (AP) — Global stock in­dexes were mostly mod­er­ately higher in quiet hol­i­day trad­ing on Good Fri­day as some mar­kets were closed. Trad­ing was closed in France, Germany and the U.K. Ja­pan’s bench­mark Nikkei 225 edged up 0.5 per cent to finish at 22,200.56. South Korea’s Kospi inched up 0.1 per cent to 2,216.15.

The Shanghai Com­pos­ite gained 0.6 per cent to 3,270.80. Some other mar­kets re­main closed for the hol­i­day, in­clud­ing in Canada, the U.S., Hong Kong and Aus­tralia. Overnight, ma­jor U.S. stock in­dexes capped the hol­i­day short­ened week with slight gains, al­though the mar­ginal up­ward move was not enough to keep the bench­mark S&P 500 in­dex from snap­ping a string of three straight weekly gains.

The S&P 500 gained 4.58 points, or 0.2 per cent, to 2,905.03.

The Dow Jones In­dus­trial Av­er­age rose 110 points, or 0.4 per cent, to 26,559.54.

The Nas­daq com­pos­ite inched 1.98 points higher, or less than 0.1 per cent, to 7,998.06. The Rus­sell 2000 in­dex of small-cap dropped 1.85 points, or 0.1 per cent, to 1,565.75.

ENERGY: Bench­mark U.S. crude oil added 7 cents to $64.07 a bar­rel. It rose 0.4% to set­tle at $64 per bar­rel Thurs­day. Brent crude, the in­ter­na­tional stan­dard, added 0.5% to $71.97 per bar­rel. CUR­REN­CIES: The U.S. dol­lar rose slightly to 111.92 Ja­panese yen from 111.89 yen late Thurs­day.

The euro weak­ened to $1.1247 from $1.1258.

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