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Japan's Nikkei average jumped 2.2
percent on Friday, moving away from a four-month low hit earlier
this week, as investor sentiment brightened on hopes for an
upbeat U.S. jobs report later in the day.
The Nikkei ended at 14,462.41, recovering from a four-month trough of 13,995.86 set on Wednesday. It was the biggest daily percentage rise since Jan. 29.
For the week, however, the Nikkei dropped 3 percent, its fifth consecutive week of declines.
The Topix added 2.3 percent on the day to 1,189.14. The JPX-Nikkei Index 400, an index launched this year comprised of firms with high return on equity and strong corporate governance, rose 2.2 percent to 10,737.56.
The U.S. nonfarm payrolls report is expected to show that employers added 185,000 jobs in January, according to the median estimate of economists polled by Reuters.
China’s economy is on track to meet the official growth target for 2017, the head of the state planning agency said on Saturday.
“We expect to achieve the full-year growth target of about 6
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Hong Kong stocks rose, led by a rebound in shares that had driven a slump on Thursday.
The Hang Seng Index advanced 1% as of 08:26 as Industrial & Commercial Bank of China and Ping An Insu
Brazil stocks were higher after the close on Friday, as gains in the Basic Materials, Financials and Public Utilities sectors led shares higher.
At the close in Sao Paulo, the Bovespa rose 0
Asian and European markets rose yesterday, with Japan’s Nikkei clocking up a record-equalling 14 straight wins, while the dollar also rallied on hopes for Donald Trump’s tax cut plans.