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Asian stocks rise as Clinton, Trump argue economic policy

Asian stocks rose Thursday as traders watched U.S. presidential candidates Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump argued over economic policy and looked ahead to a meeting of euro zone central bankers.

KEEPING SCORE: Tokyo's Nikkei 225 rose 1.2 percent to 17,201.52 points and Hong Kong's Hang Seng added 0.7 percent to 23,472.78. The Shanghai Composite Index shed 0.1 percent to 3,082.03. Sydney's S&P-ASX 200 advanced 0.2 percent to 5,445.50 and Seoul's Kospi gained 0.1 percent to 2,042.14. Benchmarks in Singapore, Bangkok and Jakarta also advanced, while Manila and New Zealand declined.

CLINTON VS TRUMP: Investors watched the candidates spar at their third debate over who...