Strong U.S. earnings reports send Asian-Pacific markets mostly higher

04/30/2012 | Wall Street Journal, The

Most major Asian-Pacific share markets rose Monday as traders reacted to solid earnings reports from the U.S. Australia's S&P/ASX 200 rose 0.7%. South Korea's Kospi gained 0.2%. Hong Kong's Hang Seng Index jumped 1.2%. India's Sensex gained 0.6%. Singapore's Straits Times Index and Taiwan's Taiex bucked the trend, each falling 0.2%. Chinese and Japanese markets were closed for holidays.

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