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Overnight Markets: Wall Street mostly up on jobless data

by Himanshu Singh on Mar 07, 2014 at 03:25

In Asia, share gained on Friday in late morning session after US jobless claims declined and the yen held near a five-week low against the dollar.

The MSCI Asia Pacific Index added 0.5% to 139 as of 9:42 a.m. in Hong Kong. Japan’s Topix index climbed 0.8% today as the yen traded at 103.02 per dollar. Australia’s S&P/ASX 200 Index gained 0.3% to a 5 1/2-year high. New Zealand’s NZX 50 Index was little changed at a record. South Korea’s Kospi index rose 0.2%. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng Index was little changed, while the Shanghai Composite Index advanced 0.3%.

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