Most Asian-Pacific markets advance, led by Japan

02/22/2012 | MarketWatch · Economic Times (India), The

Boosted by a weakening yen, Japan led the trend as most Asian-Pacific stock markets rose Wednesday. Japan's Nikkei Stock Average closed up 1%. China's Shanghai Composite Index gained 0.9%. Hong Kong's Hang Seng Index edged up 0.3%. Taiwan's Taiex rose 1%. South Korea's Kospi posted a 0.2% advance. Australia's S&P/ASX 200 closed almost unchanged. India's Sensex was flat shortly after midday.

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