Most Asian markets gain

02/27/2013 | MarketWatch

Positive U.S. economic signs and well-received comments from the Federal Reserve chief lifted markets across Asia on Wednesday with the notable exception of Japan, where exporters' shares were under pressure. The Nikkei fell 1.27% to 11,253.97 while the Hang Seng edged up 0.25% to 22,577.01, the Kospi added 0.20% to 2,004.04 and the ASX rose 0.66% to 5,036.60.

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