Asian-Pacific markets rallied Thursday, led by emerging markets, after the Federal Reserve said it will stick with its $85 billion-a-month bond-buying program. The Philippines' PSE Composite rose 2.8%. Japan's Nikkei 225 increased 1.8%. Hong Kong's Hang Seng Index added 1.7%. Australia's S&P/ASX 200 gained 1.1%. China's Shanghai Composite edged up 0.3%. South Korea's Kospi slid 0.4%. India's Sensex was up 3.4%.
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