Here are the closing levels for Asia's major stock markets: Tokyo (Nikkei Average) up 0.3%; Hong Kong (Hang Seng Index) up 1.6%; Shanghai (Shanghai Composite Index) up 0.4% ; Sydney (S&P/ASX 200) up 1.5%; Seoul (Kospi) up 0.8%; Taipei (Taiex) up 0.5%.

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