Most Asia markets up as rally presses ahead

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Hong Kong - Asian markets mostly extended their rally on Tuesday with Tokyo boosted by a jump in the dollar against the yen after a top Federal Reserve official said the bank could lift interest rates as soon as next month.

With Wall Street's trading floors closed for the Presidents Day holiday there was little to drive business but the optimism that was prevalent last week continued to flow in early exchanges.

Europe provided a tepid lead with hopes of a bailout deal for Greece tempered by signs of growing anti-EU sentiment in France ahead of the presidential election in April and May.

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Rand - Dollar
14.08
+0.4%
Rand - Pound
19.77
+0.5%
Rand - Euro
17.02
+0.2%
Rand - Aus dollar
10.89
+0.3%
Rand - Yen
0.13
+0.2%
Gold
1,826.96
+0.6%
Silver
27.05
+0.2%
Palladium
2,878.50
+0.6%
Platinum
1,210.00
-0.3%
Brent Crude
69.32
+1.1%
Top 40
60,211
-2.1%
All Share
66,169
-1.9%
Resource 10
69,474
-3.1%
Industrial 25
82,513
-1.5%
Financial 15
12,499
-1.1%
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