Chinese inflation figures buoy Asian markets

09/9/2013 | MarketWatch

Asian exchanges were generally higher Monday, lifted by news of moderate inflation in China. Japan's Nikkei 225 jumped 2.48% to 14,205.23, Hong Kong's Hang Seng Index rose 0.57% to 22,750.65, South Korea's Kospi climbed 0.99% to 1,974.67 and Australia's S&P/ASX 200 added 0.71% to 5,181.50.

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