Asian stock indices increased following the U.S. stock markets.
All industry activity index in Japan climbed 1.5% in March from a 1.1% decrease in February, missing analysts’ forecast of a 1.6% rise.
Indexes on the close:
Nikkei 225 14,075.25 +68.81 +0.49%
Hang Seng 22,834.68 +130.18 +0.57%
Shanghai Composite 2,008.12 +2.94 +0.15%
Yahoo Japan Corp. shares climbed 12% after the company cancelled plans to acquire eAccess from SoftBank Corp.
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