Agence France-PresseApril 16, 2014 05:48
Asian markets mostly rose Wednesday following a second straight rally on Wall Street, while Chinese economic growth came in slightly above forecasts in the first three months of the year.
Japan's Nikkei led regional gains thanks to a weaker yen after the head of the country's central bank said it was on target to meet its inflation target next year.
Tokyo surged 3.01 percent, or 420.87 points, to finish at 14,417.68 and Sydney added 0.6 percent, or 32.1 points, to 5,420.3. Seoul was flat, edging down 0.06 points to 1,992.21.