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Overnight Markets: S&P 500 ends at another record on jobs data

by Himanshu Singh on Apr 03, 2014 at 04:41

In Asia, shares gained on Thursday after data showed US companies added workers and China outlined economic stimulus plans.

The MSCI Asia Pacific Index added 0.2% to 139 as of 11:06 a.m. in Tokyo. Japan’s Topix index rose 0.4%, poised for a ninth consecutive daily advance, its longest winning streak in three years.

South Korea’s Kospi index advanced 0.4%. Australia’s S&P/ASX 200 Index and New Zealand’s NZX 50 Index gained 0.1%. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng Index climbed 0.4%. China’s Shanghai Composite Index added less than 0.1%.

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