Overall trading volume in Asian markets was low today as most shares gained slightly. Japan's Nikkei 225 Average added 0.3%, South Korea's Kospi gained 1.3% and Australia's S&P/ASX 200 went up 0.9%. Taiwan's Taiex inched down 0.2%, Hong Kong's Hang Seng Index rose 0.3% and the Shanghai Composite Index jumped 3.5%. Singapore's Straits Times Index climbed 1.2%, and India's Sensex was up 2.6% in afternoon trading.
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