As fears abated over the possibility of imminent tapering by the Federal Reserve, Asian markets generally gained ground Monday. Hong Kong's Hang Seng Index rose 0.9% to 22,061.35, South Korea's Kospi added 1% to 1,888.25 and Australia's S&P/ASX 200 was up 0.3% to 5,136.40. Japan's Nikkei 225 slipped 0.3% to 13,625.84.

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