Asian-Pacific markets posted gains Wednesday after Turkey's central bank implemented major interest rate increases to defend the lira. Japan's Nikkei 225 jumped 2.7%. Hong Kong's Hang Seng Index gained 0.8%. Australia's S&P/ASX 200 rose 1%. China's Shanghai Composite added 0.6%. South Korea's Kospi increased 1.3%. India's Sensex was up 0.2%.
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