Asian Stocks Advance on China Optimism as Japanese Shares Soar

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  • Nikkei 225 rebounds from slump for biggest gain since 2008
  • Chinese markets rise for second day on stimulus outlook

Asian shares rose, with Japan’s Nikkei 225 Stock Average surging by most since the aftermath of the 2008 Lehman Brothers Holdings Inc. bankruptcy, amid optimism that China will succeed in stabilizing mainland markets.

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