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Asian stocks up after positive US economic data

April 2, 2013 • Business


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

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