Most share markets across the Asian-Pacific region gained Friday. Both Japan's Nikkei 225 and Singapore's Straits Times Index climbed 1.6%. South Korea's Kospi Composite added 0.4%, Australia's S&P/ASX 200 gained 0.6% and New Zealand's NZX 50 rose 1.5%. Hong Kong's Hang Seng Index went up 0.8%, China's Shanghai Composite advanced 1.3% and Taiwan's Taiex inched down 0.1%.
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