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Review: Asian stocks steady

Asian shares edged up on Monday supported by a strong Wall Street performance on Friday.

MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares gained 0.4 percent and Japan's Nikkei jumped 0.7 percent.

Australia's S&P/ASX 200 Index advanced 0.3 percent and South Korea's KOSPI ticked up 0.2 percent.

Hong Kong's Hang Seng was up 1 percent, while the Shanghai Composite Index dipped 0.2 percent.

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