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Review: Asian stocks rise led by financial and tech shares

Asian shares rose on Thursday as China extended gains after MSCI included mainland shares in its indexes.

MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares jumped 0.7 percent.

Japan's Nikkei soared about 0.1 percent.

South Korea's KOSPI inched up 0.3 percent, while Australian stocks leaped 1 percent.

The CSI 300 Index climbed 1.3 percent and Hong Kong's Hang Seng increased 0.5 percent.

Photo: REUTERS/Issei Kato

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