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January 5, 2006 Thursday 5:13 AM EST
SECTION: NEWS & COMMENTARY; Global Markets; Asia Markets
LENGTH: 482 words
HEADLINE: Asia markets continue 2006 winning run
BYLINE: Chris Oliver, MarketWatch mailto:email@example.com.
Chris Oliver is MarketWatch's Asia bureau chief, based in Hong Kong.
HONG KONG (MarketWatch) -- Share markets across Asia rallied into their fourth straight day Thursday, powered by technology and export shares after a key U.S. stock market index hit a four-year high.
In Tokyo, shares of Softbank (9984) declined 7.28%, after traders dumped the stock on concerns a three-for-one stock split Thursday would create excess supply of common shares.