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Asia Shares Finish 2016 Higher

Asia’s equity markets finished 2016 somewhat higher, notwithstanding a series of astonishing tellurian events that had threatened to chuck markets into disarray.

With China a categorical exception, vital Asian batch markets rose for a year. Australia’s SP/ASX 200 rose 7%, while both Japan’s Nikkei Stock Average and Hong Kong’s Hang Seng Index combined 0.4%….

Article source: http://www.wsj.com/articles/asia-shares-finish-2016-higher-1483093479