Japanese shares closed at a 33-month high and Hong Kong hit a 21-month high, while Australia...

|By:, SA News Editor

Japanese shares closed at a 33-month high and Hong Kong hit a 21-month high, while Australia enjoyed its longest winning streak since October 2003. Stocks were boosted by improved economic sentiment, and, in Tokyo's case, optimism about earnings. Japan +2.3% to 11114, Hong Kong +0.7% to 23822, China +1% to 2382, India +0.1% to 20005, Australia +0.2% to 4,896.7 for its 10th consecutive gain.