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Review: Asian shares rise on optimism about world’s biggest economies

Asian stocks rose on Monday due to expectations for solid global economic growth.

MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares inched up 0.4 percent while Japan's Nikkei climbed 0.1 percent.

Australia’s S&P/ASX 200 Index advanced 0.1 percent and South Korea’s Kospi gained 0.4 percent.

Hong Kong’s Hang Seng Index rose 0.4 percent, the Shanghai Composite Index jumped 0.8 percent.

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