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Market Update

Asian Markets Trade Mixed; Nikkei Extends Gains

Asian markets were on either side of the flat-line during early Wednesday trades, even as Japanese stocks extended gains after the Bank of Japan kept its asset-purchase program steady.

At 12:43 p.m. Tokyo time, the Nikkei was up 1.1% at 15,545 -- another 5 1/2 year high as investors cheered the central bank's decision to keep monetary policy unchanged.