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Asian stocks rose, with the regional benchmark index paring its sixth straight weekly loss, as U.S. jobless claims fell and investors weighed company earnings.
Nikkei 225 14,462.41 +307.29 +2.17%
S&P/ASX 200 5,166.53 +35.13 +0.68%
Shanghai Composite Closed
Honda Motor Co., a Japanese carmaker that gets almost half its revenue in North America, added 2.9 percent.
Sony Corp. climbed 4.1 percent in Tokyo after the electronics maker announced job cuts and a reorganization.
Aurora Oil & Gas Ltd. surged 56 percent in Sydney after Baytex Energy Corp., a Canadian producer of heavy crude oil, agreed to buy the company.
GS Engineering & Construction Corp. slumped 15 percent in Seoul after the contractor said it’s considering a share sale.
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