12/17/2012

Asian-Pacific markets were mixed Monday but Japan's Nikkei 225 closed up 0.9% at 9,828.88, its highest reading in eight months, after elections that returned Shinzo Abe to power as prime minister. China's Shanghai Composite rose 0.5%. Hong Kong's Hang Seng Index declined 0.4%. Australia's S&P/ASX 200 edged down 0.2%. South Korea's Kospi gave up 0.6%. India's Sensex was down 0.4% at midafternoon.

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