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Asia Stocks Lock in Gains Amid Earnings, Data

Asian indexes closed firmly in the positive territory Wednesday as investors cheered some upbeat regional corporate earnings and positive data in the U.S., where super-storm Sandy that ravaged the eastern coast began to peter out.

Japan’s Nikkei rose gained 1% and so did the Hang Seng in Hong Kong. Mumbai's Sensex climbed 0.4% while the S&P/ASX All Ordinaries added 0.7% in Sydney. The Shanghai Composite also gave up its early weariness and edged up 0.3% in the final hours of trading.