22 Mar '11, 3am

Asian stocks open higher: TOKYOTOKYO stocks jumped 3.61 per cent early Tuesday as traders returned from a public...

TOKYO TOKYO stocks jumped 3.61 per cent early Tuesday as traders returned from a public holiday and as the Bank of Japan renewed its emergency fund provision to soothe jittery markets. The key Nikkei index added 332.30 points to 9,539.05 in early trading. HONG KONG Hong Kong's Hang Seng index was higher by 0.1 per cent to 22,705.80. SHANGHAI Chinese shares rose 0.11 per cent in early trade on Tuesday, tracking gains on Wall Street with gold miners and oil companies climbing due to rising gold and oil prices, dealers said. The Shanghai Composite Index, which covers both A and B shares, was up 3.30 points at 2,912.44. KUALA LUMPUR At 9.30am on Tuesday, there were 285 gainers, 68 losers and 154 counters traded unchanged on the Bursa Malaysia. The FBM-KLCI was at 1,513.25 up 4.37 points, the FBMACE was at 4,095.86 up 18.51 points, and the FBMEmas was at 10,359.79 up 30.44 poin...

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