Men wait for a signal to change in front of an electronic stock indicator in Tokyo, Japan, Tuesday, April 2, 2013. A slowdown in U.S. factory production sent Asian stock markets lower Tuesday, while Japan’s Nikkei slipped as the yen rose against the dollar. (AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi)
BANGKOK (AP) — Asian stock markets mostly rose Wednesday, boosted by more evidence the U.S. economic recovery is gaining traction.
U.S. government figures released Tuesday showed a better-than-expected 3 percent rise in factory orders in February, the largest increase since Login to read more