Japan's Nikkei 225 rallied Friday, bucking the trend on most other Asian-Pacific markets amid worries that the Federal Reserve may shut down its U.S. stimulus program. The Nikkei 225 rose 2.8% to 10,688.11. China's Shanghai Composite gained 0.4%. Australia's S&P/ASX 200, South Korea's Kospi and Taiwan's Taiex each gave up 0.4%. Hong Kong's Hang Seng Index slid 0.3%. India's Sensex was up 0.1% at midafternoon.

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