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Review: Asian stocks gain as investors await Yellen comments

Asian stocks edged up in early trading on Tuesday, as investors awaited more hawkish rhetoric on monetary policy from Federal Reserve Chairwoman Janet Yellen.

MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares leaped 0.6 percent.

Japan's Nikkei climbed 0.5 percent.

Hong Kong’s Hang Seng Index rose 1.2 percent, while the Shanghai Composite Index lost 0.2 percent.

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