Asia Shares Rise on Oil Price Gains – Wall Street Journal

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Stock markets in Asia rallied sharply Wednesday, jolted from weeks of torpor as oil prices advanced to their highest levels in more than seven months and investors shook off worries about higher U.S. interest rates.

The Hang Seng Index finished up 2.7%, its biggest gain in over a month, leading rallies in other major share markets. Japan’s Nikkei Stock Average finished up 1.6%, Australia’s S&P ASX 200 was up 1.5% and South…

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