Asian markets gain after U.S. banks’ stress test results

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Asian markets gain after U.S. banks’ stress test resultsBEIJINGAsian stock markets followed Wall Street higher on Friday after U.S. regulators removed some limits on banks’ ability to make investments. The Nikkei 225 NIK, +0.96% in Tokyo rose 0.9% while Seoul’s Kospi 180721, +0.90% gained 1%. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng HSI, -0.49% lost 0.4%. The S&P/ASX 200 XJO, +0.59% in Sydney added 0.5%, and New Zealand NZ50GR, +0.24% , Singapore STI, +0.81% and Jakarta JAKIDX, +0.33% also advanced. Chinese markets were closed for a holiday. Wall Street closed higher after the Federal Reserve and other regulators announced they will ease rules that...

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