Asian markets mostly up after Wall St, Europe gains

HONG KONG—Asian markets mostly climbed on Wednesday, with dealers taking a positive cue from Wall Street and Europe, following a surge in investor confidence in eurozone powerhouse Germany.


Japanese shares posted healthy gains as the yen softened and data showed exports rose for the first time in eight months in January, although the country still posted its worst ever monthly trade deficit.


Tokyo added 1.00 percent, Sydney was 0.28 percent higher, Seoul jumped 1.22 percent, Hong Kong climbed 0.40 percent and Shanghai was off 0.40 percent.


On Wall Street investors returned from a three-day weekend to send the Dow and S&P 500 to more than f…

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