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Overnight Markets: S&P 500 and Nasdaq rise on earnings

by Himanshu Singh on Apr 18, 2014 at 04:45

The latest data showed the number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits rose less than expected in the latest week and came near pre-recession levels.

In Asia, shares climbed on Friday in midsession, with the Topix index set for its biggest weekly advance this month, amid easing tension in Ukraine.

The MSCI Asia Pacific Index added 0.1% to 139 at 12 p.m. in Tokyo as the Topix rose 0.3%. South Korea’s Kospi Index was 0.5% higher.

Financial markets in the Hong Kong, Singapore, Australia and New Zealand are among those that are closed for a holiday.

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