Most Asian-Pacific share markets rose Tuesday as oil prices eased and retail sales boosted Japanese stocks. Japan's Nikkei 225 rose 0.9%. Hong Kong's Hang Seng Index advanced 1.7%. China's Shanghai Composite edged up 0.2%. South Korea's Kospi gained 0.6%. India's Sensex was up 1.6% shortly after midday. Bucking the trend, Australia's S&P/ASX 200 lost 0.1%.
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