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Review: Asian shares hit 10-year high

Asian shares hit a 10-year peak on Thursday, following the bull run on Wall Street.

MSCI’s broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares rose 0.55 percent to its top since December 2007.

Japan’s Nikkei increased 0.4 percent after touching 20,994.40, its highest level since November 1996.

South Korea’s KOSPI ticked up 0.55 percent and Hong Kong’s Hang Seng reached a decade-high. Australian shares inched up 0.4 percent.

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