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Review: Asian shares climb on upbeat global data

Asian shares were broadly higher on Wednesday on optimism about global growth.

MSCI’s broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares inched up 0.3 percent, rising for fourth straight day.

Japan’s Nikkei climbed 0.2% to a more than two-year high. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng Index leaped 1%.

Australia’s S&P/ASX 200 Index slumped 0.7 percent.

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