Japan's Nikkei leads gains in most Asian markets

10/21/2008 | MarketWatch

Most Asian markets rose today, although many wavered between positive and negative territory throughout the session. Tokyo's Nikkei 225 Average advanced 3.3% and the broader Topix index gained 3.2%. The Hang Seng Index in Hong Kong fell 1.8% while the Hang Seng China Enterprises Index dropped 2.3%. South Korea's Kospi lost 1% and the Shanghai Composite in China declined 0.8%. Australia's S&P/ASX 200 jumped 3.9% and New Zealand's NZX 50 rose 2.2%.

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