Asian shares are broadly higher, building on strong gains yesterday following Congress' passing...

|By:, SA News Editor

Asian shares are broadly higher, building on strong gains yesterday following Congress' passing of the fiscal cliff deal, with accelerated growth in China's services industries helping to keep sentiment positive. Japan closed, Hong Kong -0.1%, China closed, India +0.2%, Australia +0.7% to 4,740.7, its highest close since May 2011.