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Market Update

Asian Markets End Higher

Asian markets ended higher 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 gained 0.4%. The Shanghai Composite gained 3.2% while the Hang Seng rose 2.5%. The Sensex was up 2% and the S&P/ASX All Ordinaries added 1.3%.