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Market Update

Asian Markets Up; Track Wall Street Gains

Asian markets were all up Friday after positive cues from Wall Street overnight brought on by signs on progress in the political standoff in the Unites States.

The Nikkei gained 1.6%. The Shanghai Composite was up 0.9% while the Hang Seng rose 1.3%. The Sensex was up 0.8% and the S&P/ASX All Ordinaries added 1.5%.