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Asian stocks rise on China stimulus, US jobs data

April 3, 2014 • Business


People walk past an electronic stock board of a securities firm in Tokyo, Wednesday, April 2, 2014. Asian stock markets pushed higher Wednesday on signs of a pickup in the U.S. economy and expectations of further stimulus in Japan. Tokyo’s Nikkei 225 closed at 14,946.32, after gaining 154.33 points, or 1.04 percent. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)

TOKYO (AP) — Asian stock markets advanced Thursday, buoyed by Wall Street’s advance and stimulus measures in China.

Tokyo’s Nikkei 225 stock index rose 0.9 percent to 15,076.46, helped by the weaker yen and buying of automakers and machine manufacturers such as Login to read more

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