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Asian stocks rose, with the regional benchmark index heading for the highest close since August 2011, after U.S. jobs data beat estimates and Japanese exporters gained on a weaker yen.
Nikkei 225 12,349.05 +65.43 +0.53%
Hang Seng 23,090.82 -1.13 0.00%
S&P/ASX 200 5,146.9 +23.46 +0.46%
Shanghai Composite 2,310.59 -8.02 -0.35%
Techtronic Industries Co., a maker of power tools that gets most of its sales in North America, gained 1.4 percent in Hong Kong.
Resona Holdings Inc. and Shinsei Bank Ltd. led gains among Japanese lenders on speculation they may follow Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Holdings Inc. with plans to repay public funds.
Agile Property Holdings Ltd., a Chinese developer, slid 2.2 percent in Hong Kong after Chinese economic reports missed estimates.
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