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Chinese Reserve Ratios Escape Recent Hike, Asian Markets Rise

Investors in Asia were quick to react to a report that China has canceled its last round of reserve ratio hikes, sending markets up on Tuesday. The Hang Seng rose 1.7% in Hong Kong, the Shanghai Composite inched up 0.1%, and in Japan the Nikkei 225 Index gained 0.2%.

Egyptian Unrest Sends Oil Prices and Asian Markets Higher

Asian markets rose today with investors piling into oil companies as the price of oil passed the $100 a barrel mark. Hong Kong's Hang Seng Index inched up 0.2%, the Shanghai Composite Index added 0.3%, and Japan's Nikkei 225 Index edged up 0.4%.