23 April 2009, 12:07  Asian stock markets rise

Asian stock markets have risen on Thursday in a session dominated by caution as Morgan Stanley’s quarterly losses reactivated fears about the banking sector. Euro and Pound have ticked up , Yen remains rangebound. Japanese Nikkei Index edges up 0.4% after a negative opening, and Hong Kong’s Hang Seng Index rose 0.9% while South Korean Kospi Index added 0.5%. Dow Jones Industrial Index fell 1.0% weighed by Morgan Stanley's disappointing quarterly report and the U.S. Government’s forthcoming “stress test” aimed to assess banks health

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