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Asian markets fluctuate on opening

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It has been up-and-down so far today on the Asia-Pacific markets with a mixed bag of trading figures but a generally more optimistic atmosphere, so experts report.

Shortly after opening, Japan’s Nikkei index dipped below the 7,000 point mark for the first time in 26 years but then quickly began to recover lost ground.

Elsewhere in Asia, the South Korean benchmark Kospi rallied, as did the Hang Seng in Hong Kong recouping some of the exceptionally steep losses it saw on Monday.

On the exchanges both the Euro and the Dollar continued their fall against the Yen.