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Market Update

Asian Markets End Slightly Higher

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

The Nikkei edged up 0.2%. Both the mainland and Hong Kong markets were closed for public holidays. The Sensex gained 0.8% while the S&P/ASX All Ordinaries was up 0.2%.