Agence France-PresseOctober 9, 2013 03:23
Asian shares markets were mostly higher Wednesday as US debt woes were offset by President Barack Obama's offer of a short-term deal to end the crisis.
There was also broad support for stocks and the dollar on news that Obama would nominate Janet Yellen to take over from Ben Bernanke as Federal Reserve chief, raising hopes the bank would stick to its easy money policy.
Tokyo climbed 1.03 percent, or 143.23 points, to 14,037.84 and Sydney added 0.07 percent, or 3.6 points, to 5,153.0. Shanghai closed 0.62 percent higher, adding 13.57 points to 2,211.77.