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Market Update

Asian Markets Cautious; U.S. in Focus

Asian markets were up only slightly as investors showed caution about the impact of a shutdown of the U.S. government on economic activity and financial markets worldwide.

The Nikkei was up 0.5%. Both the mainland and Hong Kong markets were closed for public holidays. The Sensex edged up 0.2% while the S&P/ASX All Ordinaries was up 0.1%.