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Markets Climb in Asia

Europe is mostly weaker.
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Stocks were stronger overnight in Asia, but markets were generally weaker during Europe's trading sessions Wednesday.

Tokyo's Nikkei 225 edged ahead by 0.1% to 17,529, and Hong Kong's Hang Seng rose 0.3% to 20,937.

China's CSI 300 Index was up 2.7% at 3700, while Taiwan's Taiex tacked on 0.2% to 7989. South Korea's Kospi advanced 0.7% to 1601, and Singapore's Straits Times Index added 0.8% to 3501.

Elsewhere, Australia's All Ordinaries Index was fractionally higher at 6301, and India's Sensex gained 1.4% to 14,127.

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Meanwhile, London's FTSE 100 was unchanged at 6568. Frankfurt's Xetra DAX eased 0.1% to 7496, and the Paris Cac 40 was down 0.1% at 6046.

The Swiss Market Index was off 0.1% at 9385, and Milan's MIB 30 shed 0.2% to 43,775. Stocks rose in Sweden, Norway and Finland.