A woman wearing a protective mask, amid the COVID-19 outbreak, walks past an electronic board displaying Japan and other countries’ stock indexes outside a brokerage in Tokyo, Japan, September 21, 2021. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon

HONG KONG, Nov 16 (Reuters) – Asian shares were mostly higher on Tuesday, as relief in China’s property sector supported sentiment while investors also kept a close eye on a key meeting between U.S. President Joe Biden and Chinese leader Xi Jinping.

Biden and Xi Jinping opened their closely-watched talks warmly, with both leaders stressing their responsibility to the rest of the world to avoid conflict. read more

MSCI’s broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan (.MIAPJ0000PUS) rose 0.27% to a 2-1/2 week high, while Japan’s Nikkei (.N225) gained 0.39%.

“Investors will be keeping a close eye on the first Biden-Xi summit to see if the exchange will lead to any amelioration in an already fraught…

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