Most Asian-Pacific markets gained Thursday, as investors applauded the Federal Reserve's bond-buying policy. Japan's Nikkei 225 jumped 2.2%, China's Shanghai Composite surged 1.9% and Hong Kong's Hang Seng Index moved up 1.6%. South Korea's Kospi Composite edged up 0.3%, Australia's S&P/ASX 200 added 0.5% and Taiwan's Taiex gained 0.8%. New Zealand's NZX 50 fell 0.2%, while India's Sensex rose 1.8% and Singapore's Straits Times Index advanced 0.2% in afternoon trading.

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