Asian Stock Indices Increased

The Asia's stock markets strengthened slightly. The stock index of Japan Nikkei grew by 0.6%. Shares of Hong Kong rose by 0.9%, Shanghai shares increased by 0.3%.

The US dollar rose above the level of 111 yen. The euro increased on news that the party of French President Emmanuel Macron won in the second round of parliamentary elections. The British pound remains weak in anticipation of the beginning of Brexit negotiations. The British currency is about 2-month lows against the US dollar.