Most Asian-Pacific markets rose Thursday continuing the positive share price movement that began on Wall Street. Japan's Nikkei 225 gained 0.9%. Hong Kong's Hang Seng Index rose 0.8%. Australia's S&P/ASX 200 edged up 0.1%. China's Shanghai Composite slid 0.2%. South Korea's Kospi jumped 1.2%. India's Sensex was up 2%.

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