Chinese investors play cards as they sit in a brokerage house in Beijing, Friday, July 10, 2015. (AP/Mark Schiefelbein)
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Asian markets rose Monday while the euro was marginally lower as European leaders struggle to hammer out a debt reform deal to keep Greece in the eurozone, with a source saying a compromise had finally been found.By lunch Shanghai had climbed 2.28 percent and Hong Kong added 0.22 percent.It was also at 136.40 yen compared with 136.58 yen in US trade.On share markets Tokyo was up 1.21 percent, Seoul added 0.52 percent and Sydney gained 0.41 percent.About 400 firms began trading again Monday in Shanghai after almost half the market was suspended last week to prevent a further meltdown.However, Monday's figures also showed two-way trade sank almost seven percent in the first half of the year, well off the government's target of growth of "about 6.0 percent" for all of 2015 .
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