Asian-Pacific markets rebounded Thursday after Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke spoke in favor of continuing the central bank's bond-buying program. China's Shanghai Composite jumped 3.2%. Hong Kong's Hang Seng Index rose 2.6%. Japan's Nikkei 225 edged up 0.4%. Australia's S&P/ASX 200 gained 1.3%. South Korea's Kospi added 2.9%. India's Sensex was up 1.9%.

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