Asian-Pacific stock markets rose Tuesday, with banking and commodity-related shares driving gains. Australia's S&P/ASX 200 moved up 1.2%. South Korea's Kospi rose 1.1%. Hong Kong's Hang Seng Index added 1%. Japan's Nikkei 225 edged up 0.1%. China's Shanghai Composite gained 0.9%. Taiwan's Taiex advanced 1.3%.
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