Asian shares rise

07/17/2013 | Bloomberg

Asian stock markets were generally higher Wednesday, lifted by results at material producers and general optimism over a sustained U.S. recovery ahead of congressional remarks by Federal Reserve Board Chairman Ben Bernanke. The Nikkei edged up 0.11% to 14,615.04, the Hang Seng added 0.28% to 21,371.87, the Kospi surged 1.13% to 1,887.49 and the S&P/ASX slipped 0.09% to 4,981.70.

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