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Market Update

Asian Markets Gain; Nikkei Bucks Trend

Asian markets were up Thursday helped by comments from U.S. Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke who said yesterday that U.S. interest rates will remain low to aid economic recovery.

The Nikkei declined 0.7%. The Shanghai Composite and the Hang Seng both gained 2.2% each. The Sensex was up 1.9% while the S&P/ASX All Ordinaries rose 0.7%.