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Market Update

Asian Markets Start Week Higher

Asian markets gained Monday with Australian stocks hitting a fresh fiver-year-high in early trade while Japanese stocks were helped by a softer yen after the country reported a 15th consecutive month of trade deficit.

The Nikkei was up 0.6%. The Shanghai Composite gained 1.1% while the Hang Seng was up 0.6%. The Sensex traded flat and the All Ordinaries added 0.7%.