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Asia Closing Markets Report | Shanghai stocks jump almost 2 percent; Aussie coal mining stocks hit

Eustance Huang 4-5 minutes Shares in mainland China gained the most on the final day of the trading week, among major Asian stock markets. The Shanghai composite rose 1.91 percent to close at 2,804.23 while the Shenzhen component gained 2.36 percent to finish its trading day at 8,651.20. Then Shenzhen composite advanced 2.278 percent to close at 1,477.25. The Hang Seng index in Hong Kong was more than 0.3 percent higher in its final hour of trading. South Korea’s Kospi closed fractionally higher at 2,230.50, as heavyweight Samsung Electronics saw its stock advance 0.43 percent. In Australia, the ASX 200 gained 0.46 percent to close at 6,167.30, with most sectors rising. Over in Japan, however, the Nikkei 225 declined 0.18 percent to finish at 21,425.51 while the Topix fell 0.25 percent to close at 1,609.52 as shares of convenience store operator FamilyMart Uny fell 0.95 percent. Australian dollar stages partial comeback The Austral