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Market Update

Asian Markets End Up; European Shares Trade Weak

Asian markets ended higher Monday with Australian stocks hitting a fresh fiver-year-high in early trade while Japanese stocks were helped by a softer yen after the country reported a 15th consecutive month of trade deficit.

The Nikkei was up 0.9%. The Shanghai Composite gained 1.6% while the Hang Seng was up 0.4%. The Sensex edged up 0.1% and the All Ordinaries added 0.6%.