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Asian Shares Advance Following Upbeat U.S. Jobs Report

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Asian Shares Advance Following Upbeat U.S. Jobs ReportTokyo’s Nikkei 225 index picked up 0.3% to 22,211.89, while the Shanghai Composite index jumped 1% to 3,121.74. In South Korea, the Kospi gained 0.4% to 2,142.74, and Australia’s S&P/ASX 200 rose 0.1% to 6,037.60. India’s Sensex added 0.5% to 36,009,96. Shares also rose in Taiwan and Southeast Asia. Investors appeared to shrug off news of rising numbers of coronavirus patients in South Korea and Japan, where Tokyo reported 124 newly confirmed cases. The jobs data and improved global indicators are boosting sentiment, along with positive reports on potential vaccines and treatments for the coronavirus that has infected...
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