Markets across Asia experienced a bump today, with sentiment aided by the confidence displayed by President Barack Obama in his first address to Congress. Japan's Nikkei 225 advanced 2.7%, Taiwan's Taiex gained 1.4% and India's Sensex climbed 1.8%. South Korea's Kospi and China's Shanghai Composite both inched up 0.3%, while Australia's S&P/ASX 200 gave up 0.1%. Hong Kong's Hang Seng rose 1.6%, Thailand's SET index added 0.8% and Singapore's Straits Times Index edged up 0.3%.

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