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Asian stocks rose, led by mining
companies, after faster-than-forecast U.S. employment growth
bolstered optimism in the world's largest economy, pushing a
regional equities gauge toward a ten-week high.
Nikkei 225 Closed
Hang Seng 22,917.22 +227.26 +1.00%
S&P/ASX 200 5,156.2 +26.70 +0.52%
Shanghai Composite 2,231.42 +25.92 +1.18%
BHP Billiton Ltd., the world's biggest mining company, advanced 2.8 percent in Sydney.
Malayan Banking Bhd., the company with the second-largest weighting on the FTSE Bursa Malaysia KLCI Index, briefly advanced to a record high after Prime Minister Najib Razak won a clear majority in a general election, giving him a mandate to continue his economic reforms.
Cosco Corp. Singapore Ltd., the shipbuilding unit of China's biggest shipping company, lost 5.2 percent as profit plunged 65 percent.
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