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Nikkei surges, SoftBank jumps on Alibaba earnings

(Updates to close) TOKYO, April 16 - Japan's Nikkei share average surged on Wednesday after a better performance on Wall Street the day before and comments from Japanese Finance Minister Taro Aso that the market took to suggest more stock buying by the government's pension fund. Index heavyweight SoftBank soared after a strong earnings report from its Chinese e-commerce affiliate Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. The Nikkei share average rose 3 percent to 14,417.68, extending its

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Data as of 16 Apr 2014. All quotes delayed at least 15 minutes.
Symb Index Mkt Report Time Last Chg Chg %
.TRXFLDJPP Thomson Reuters Equity Japan Index 7:45am BST 101.89 +2.60 +2.62%
.TRXFLDHKP Thomson Reuters Equity HK Index 9:45am BST 256.62 +0.14 +0.06%
.TRXFLDCNP Thomson Reuters Equity China Index 3 Apr 2013 236.73 -1.26 -0.53%
.TRXFLDINP Thomson Reuters Equity India Index 11:45am BST 698.19 -6.77 -0.96%
.N225 Nikkei Stock Average 225 View 7:28am BST 14,417.68 +420.87 +3.01%
.HSI Hang Seng Index View 9:01am BST 22,696.01 +24.75 +0.11%
.AORD ASX All Ordinaries Index 8:40am BST 5,412.58 +32.28 +0.60%
.KS11 KOSPI Index 10:03am BST 1,992.21 -0.06 +0.00%
.FTSTI Straits Times Index 10:10am BST 3,253.20 +6.88 +0.21%
.SETI SET Composite Index 10:50am BST 1,401.84 +12.68 +0.91%
.JKSE Jakarta Composite 10:09am BST 4,873.01 +2.80 +0.06%
.PSI PSE Composite Index 8:44am BST 6,671.18 +49.52 +0.75%
.KSE Karachi SE 100 Index 11:42am BST 29,458.15 +362.38 +1.25%
.SSEC Shanghai Composite Index 8:00am BST 2,105.12 +3.52 +0.17%
.BSESN Bombay Sensitive 30 index 2:00pm BST 22,277.23 -207.70 -0.92%
.FTFBMKLCI FTSE Bursa Malaysia KLCI 9:59am BST 1,845.37 -8.51 -0.46%
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