Asian markets rose, China slowest growth in decade, USD rise slightly against majors

By @ibtimes on

FXstreet.com (Barcelona) - Asian stocks markets have risen today after fast finish pace on Wall Street yesterday and China's GDP is seeing in a confidence view despite the lowest pace in a decade. GBP/USD has fallen below 1.5000 level, EUR/USD is trading below 1.3200, USD/JPY is testing the 98.85 support level and USD/CHF

China GDP rose 6.1% in the first quarter in 2009 from the same period last year, after 6.8% YoY last quarter 2008.

Japan's Nikkei closed up 0.14%, South Korea's Kospi Composite 0.3% higher, Taiwan index were up 2.1%, Hong Kong's Hang Seng Index was up 0.15% and S&P/ASX 200 rose 0.75%.

EUR/USD is falling 0.29%, from today's opening price at 1.3226 to the currently 1.3186. GBP/USD falls 0.13% to trade around 1.4975/85, USD/JPY has fallen 0.50% to be traded below the 98.85 level and the USDCHF is rising 0.15% above 1.1450.

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