Asia Stock Markets Mostly Higher, China at 7-Year High

May 21, 2015 8:28 PM

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Most Asian stock indexes rose Friday, with China's benchmark at its highest in seven years, after Wall Street eked out another record close.

KEEPING SCORE: Japan's Nikkei 225 index edged 0.1 percent lower to 20,172.15 and South Korea's Kospi rose 0.5 percent to 2,134.11. Hong Kong's Hang Seng advanced 1.2 percent to 27,863.25. The Shanghai Composite Index in mainland China jumped 1.9 percent to 4,616.32, the highest level since 2008. Aus...

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