亚洲股市涨幅收盘 (Asian Markets Close Higher)
Asian stock markets closed higher today (Monday), with the key market in Tokyo rising more than three percent. Tokyo’s Nikkei index gained 412 points, to close at 12 thousand-624 points.
Hong Kong’s key index, the Hang Seng, soared more than four percent (861 points), to finish at 20 thousand-794.
Elsewhere, share prices were higher in Taipei, Seoul, Mumbai, Singapore, Kuala Lumpur, Bangkok, Jakarta, Manila and Wellington. Stocks closed lower in Shanghai.
The U.S. dollar was quoted at 108-point-38 yen, up from 107-point-73 yen late Friday.
美民调麦凯恩领先奥巴马 (McCain Leads Obama in Polls)
Two new U.S. public opinion polls show Republican presidential candidate John McCain leading his Democratic rival, Barack Obama. The USA Today-Gallup poll says McCain leads Obama, 50 percent to 46 percent among registered voters.
A separate Gallup daily tracking poll says McCain is ahead, 48 percent to 45 percent.
The polls show McCain got a boost from last week’s Republican Party convention and the selection of Alaska Governor Sarah Palin as his vice presidential running mate.
Vice President Dick Cheney told reporters in Rome today (Monday) there is no reason why Palin cannot be a successful vice president in a McCain administration. Cheney said he thought her speech at last week’s Republican convention in St. Paul, Minnesota, was "superb."