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South Korea Financial MarketsA currency trader talks near screens at the foreign exchange dealing room in Seoul, South Korea, Friday, May 15, 2020. Asian shares were mixed Friday as markets meandered on news about economies reopening, mixed with worries about the prolonged health risks from the new coronavirus. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)

TOKYO (AP) — Asian shares were mostly higher Friday after meandering on news about economies reopening, mixed with worries about the prolonged health risks from the new coronavirus.

Japan’s benchmark Nikkei 225 recouped earlier losses to finish at 20,037.47, up 0.6%. South Korea’s Kospi gained 0.2% to 1,927.88. Australia’s S&P/ASX 200 added 1.4% to 5,404.80. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng was little changed, falling less than 0.1% to 23,811.51, while the Shanghai

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