07/02/2014 09:34 AST

Asian stocks rose, with the regional index paring a sixth straight weekly decline, after better-than-estimated U.S. jobless claims. Mainland Chinese shares fluctuated after a weeklong holiday while South Korea’s won gained with gold.

The MSCI Asia Pacific Index advanced 1.4 percent by 3:02 p.m. in Tokyo, trimming its retreat this week to 1.1 percent. Japan’s Topix index added 2.3 percent while the Shanghai Composite Index swung to a gain of 0.1 percent. Standard & Poor’s 500 Index futures increased 0.2 percent after the gauge jumped in New York. The won strengthened 0.4 percent and the Australian dollar slid. Gold climbed 0.2 percent while silver fell 0.4 percent.

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Ticker Price Volume
QNBK 124.80 275,932
SABIC 100.01 2,889,924
TAWUNIYA 92.21 115,275
EEC 17.21 992,484
ALMARAI 70.11 661,940
ALINMA 17.73 19,061,890
WALAA 26.57 54,241
Index Closing Change
NIKKEI 225 20,397.58 101.13 (0.49%)
DAX 12,594.81 2.46 (0.01%)
S&P 500 2,496.66 -5.56 (-0.22%)
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