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'Relief rally' closes jumpy week on Asian bourses

Shanghai market regains some ground, cutting week's loss to 10.8%

TOPIX UP: Japanese shares rose on Friday on soaring oil prices.


WHILE not exactly marking the end of "a crisis that never was", Friday closed a week in which stock and currency markets abandoned earlier doomsday scenarios that were prompted mainly by China's stockmarket plunge in favour of what some analysts called a "relief rally".


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