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Asian markets up as US Fed indicates no rate hike

Japan's Nikkei surges 2% followed by rises in Hong Kong, South Korea, and Taiwan

The Nikkei Stock Average at one point jumped over 500 points, or 1.9%, to breach the 30,000 mark on March 18. (Photo by Kosuke Imamura)

TOKYO -- Asian stocks markets climbed higher on Thursday led by Japan's Nikkei index after the U.S. Federal Reserve said it would maintain its monetary easing policy.

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