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Asian Stocks Advance, Sending MSCI Asia Pacific Index Higher

February 12, 2012

Feb. 13 (Bloomberg) -- Asian stocks advanced as the Greek parliament approved austerity measures to help secure a second bailout package.

The MSCI Asia Pacific Index rose 0.2 percent to 125.05 at 11:04 a.m. in Tokyo after briefly erasing losses as the Hong Kong market opened. Futures on the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index rose 0.4 percent. The Hang Seng Index rose 0.2 percent after falling as much as 0.5 percent earlier.

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