Asian shares advance; Kospi hesitates as North Korea tests nuke

02/12/2013 | Bloomberg Businessweek

Asian shares were generally up, led by Japan on further indications of aggressive monetary policy. But South Korean shares fell back a bit as North Korea announced another nuclear test. The Nikkei surged 1.94% to 11,369.12, the Hang Seng edged up 0.16% to 23,215.16 and the S&P/ASX was virtually unchanged at 4,958.98 while the Kospi lost 0.26% to 1,945.79.

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