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Asian Markets End Higher on U.S. Budget Deal Hopes

Asian markets all ended 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 1.5%. The Shanghai Composite gained 1.7% while the Hang Seng rose 1.2%. The Sensex also ended 1.2% higher and the S&P/ASX All Ordinaries added 1.6%.