Most Asian-Pacific exchanges rose Friday with Japan's Nikkei 225 posting the biggest gain of 2.9% after the U.S. dollar's value broke above 100 yen. Australia's S&P/ASX 200 edged up 0.2%. China's Shanghai Composite rose 0.6%. Hong Kong's Hang Seng Index added 0.5%. India's Sensex was up 0.7%. South Korea's Kospi dropped 1.8%.

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