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HONG KONG - Asian stocks were broadly higher Wednesday as investors welcomed strong US manufacturing data while Hong Kong tacked on more than 2% following a positive reading on China's services sector. 

The dollar held above the 105 yen mark after breaking it Tuesday for the first time since January, sparking a rally in Japanese exporters.

Tokyo rose 0.38%, or 59.75 points, to 15,728.35 while Hong Kong jumped 2.3%, or 568.93 points, to 25,317.95 and Shanghai rose 1%, or 22.58 points, to 2,288.63.

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