A man walks past an electronic board showing the stock index in Tokyo, Japan, Feb. 4, 2014. Tokyo stocks tumbled on Tuesday, with the Nikkei index ending 4.18 percent lower, hitting the lowest closing level since last October. The 225-issue Nikkei Stock Average dived 610.66 points, from Monday at 14,008.47, its lowest finish since Oct. 8. (Xinhua/Stringer)
A man walks past an electronic board showing the stock index in Tokyo, Japan, Feb. 4, 2014. Tokyo stocks tumbled on Tuesday, with the Nikkei index ending 4.18 percent lower, hitting the lowest closing level since last October. The 225-issue Nikkei Stock Average dived 610.66 points, from Monday at 14,008.47, its lowest finish since Oct. 8. (Xinhua/Stringer)

TOKYO — Tokyo shares erased losses in the morning and rebounded higher by ending the trading Wednesday as sentiment here was boost by optimism over the Japanese economy and domestic earnings.

A man walks past an electronic board showing the stock index in Tokyo, Japan, Feb. 4, 2014. Tokyo stocks tumbled on Tuesday, with the Nikkei index ending 4.18 percent lower, hitting the lowest closing level since last October. The 225-issue Nikkei Stock Average dived 610.66 points, from Monday at 14,008.47, its lowest finish since Oct. 8. (Xinhua/Stringer)
A man walks past an electronic board showing the stock index in Tokyo, Japan, Feb. 4, 2014. Tokyo stocks tumbled on Tuesday, with the Nikkei index ending 4.18 percent lower, hitting the lowest closing level since last October. The 225-issue Nikkei Stock Average dived 610.66 points, from Monday at 14,008.47, its lowest finish since Oct. 8. (Xinhua/Stringer)

The 225-issue Nikkei Stock Average rebounded 139.88 points, or 0.71 percent, higher from Tuesday at 19,764.72.
The turnover was about 2,921.3 billion yen (about 24.36 billion U.S. dollars).
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BEIJING — Chinese shares closed mixed on Wednesday, with the benchmark Shanghai Composite Index down by 0.58 percent to finish at 4,375.76 points.
The Shenzhen Component Index gained 0.71 percent to close at 15, 173.09 points.
The ChiNext Index, tracking China’s Nasdaq-style board of growth enterprises, shed 1.79 percent to end at 3,192.15 points.
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HONG KONG — Hong Kong stocks closed down 157.90 points, or 0. 58 percent to 27,249.28 points on Wednesday.
The benchmark Hang Seng Index traded between 27,191.03 and 27, 524.82. Turnover totaled 144.25 billion HK dollars (about 18.61 billion U.S. dollars).
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SEOUL — Seoul shares ended higher on Wednesday.
The benchmark Korea Composite Stock Price Index (KOSPI) climbed 17.39 points, or 0.83 percent, to 2,114.16 at the close. Trading volume stood at 373.1 million shares worth 4.9 trillion won (4.5 billion U.S. dollars).
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HONG KONG — Taiwan’s share prices closed up 0.44 percent on Wednesday with the weighted index up 43.38 points at 9,724.11, according to news reaching here from Taipei.
Turnover totaled 94.61 billion new Taiwan dollars (about 3.08 billion U.S. dollars) during the trading session.
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VIENTIANE — The Lao stock market finished on Wednesday up 0.98 percent against the previous trading day.
The Lao Securities Exchange composite index increased by 14.05 points to 1,441.19. A total of 93,523 shares worth about 648 million Lao kip (about 80,000 U.S. dollars) changed hands at the stock market.
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MANILA — Philippine shares closed 0.18 percent higher on Wednesday.
The benchmark Philippine Stock Exchange index increased by 13. 80 points to 7808.35. The all-share index went up by 15.71 points, or 0.35 percent, to 4509.81.
Trading volume reached 871.24 million shares worth 8.45 billion pesos ( 189.03 million U.S. dollars).
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HO CHI MINH CITY — VN-Index, the stock market index of Ho Chi Minh (HCM) City bourse in south Vietnam, closed at 542.82 points on Wednesday, down 1.59 points, or 0.29 percent, against the previous trading day’s closing session.
About 79.428 million shares worth 1.160 trillion Vietnamese dong (VND) (53.54 million U.S. dollars) changed hands at the southern HCM City Stock Exchange.
VN30-Index, the new benchmark index for the southern bourse, which tracks the 30 leading stocks by both market capitalization and liquidity, closed at 569.28 points, down 1.72 points, or 0.3 percent.
A total of 38.296 million shares worth 620.15 billion VND (28. 61 million U.S. dollars) were traded on Wednesday.
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HANOI — Stock market index of Vietnam’s capital Hanoi, HNX- Index, closed at 79.37 points on Wednesday, up 0.22 points, or 0. 27 percent, against the previous trading session.
A total of 31.972 million shares worth 356.769 billion Vietnamese dong (16.71 million U.S. dollars) were traded at the Hanoi Stock Exchange on Wednesday, a decrease of 26.61 percent in volume and 20.97 percent in value against the previous trading session.
—- SINGAPORE — Singapore stocks finished higher on Wednesday, with the benchmark Straits Times Index (STI) up 10.84 points, or 0.31 percent, to close at 3,453.17.
A total of 1.28 billion shares changed hands with turnover of 993.7 million Singapore dollars (746.68 million U.S. dollars).
—- KUALA LUMPUR — The Malaysian stock market ended higher here on Wednesday.
The Kuala Lumpur Composite Index (KLCI) was at 1,803.02, up 4. 41 points or 0.24 percent, and the Emas was at 12,440.66, up 30.98 points or 0.25 percent.
Turnover increased to 1.69 billion shares valued at 2.01 billion ringgit Malaysia (558.64 million U.S. dollars), compared with 1.63 billion shares valued at 1.70 billion ringgit Malaysia ( 469.74 million U.S. dollars) on Tuesday.
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MUMBAI — Indian stocks closed higher Wednesday with the BSE benchmark index Sensex closing at 27,251.10 points, 373.62 points or 1.39 percent up from the previous close of 26,877.48 points.
All sectors were trading in green amid positive cues from international markets.
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DHAKA — Bangladesh’s DSE (Dhaka Stock Exchange) Broad Index closed Wednesday at 4,342.66 points, up 16.05 points or about 0.37 percent from Tuesday’s finish.
Total turnover increased to about 5.54 billion taka (about 81. 78 million U.S. dollars) on Wednesday from about 5.54 billion taka (about 71.08 million U.S. dollars) on Tuesday.
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BANGKOK — The Stock Exchange of Thailand (SET) index Wednesday moved up 10.23 points, or 0.69 percent to close at 1,495.95 points.
Some 6.35 billion shares worth 35.56 billion baht (about 1.06 billion U.S. dollars) changed hands. Enditem

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