Japan shares surge; other Asian markets slightly higher

06/10/2013 | MarketWatch

Revised growth figures for Japan that indicated surprisingly strong first-quarter growth caused the Nikkei to surge 4.94% Monday, with the index closing at 13,514.20. Elsewhere in Asia, the Hang Seng gained 0.18% to 21,615.09 and the Kospi rose 0.46% to 1,932.70 while the S&P/ASX fell 0.91% to 4,737.70.

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