Asian markets rise, led by Japanese exporters

12/1/2009 | Wall Street Journal, The

Shares for Japan's exporters led advancement in Asian-Pacific markets Tuesday. After Japan's Nikkei 225 closed with a 2.4% gain, the central bank announced a plan to inject liquidity into the financial system to counter a soaring yen and deflationary pressure. Meanwhile, South Korea's Kospi Composite and Taiwan's Taiex climbed 0.9%. Hong Kong's Hang Seng Index, China's Shanghai Composite and India's Sensex rose 1.3%. Australia's S&P/ASX 200 added 0.4%, and Singapore's Straits Times Index gained 1.4%.

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