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SINGAPORE | Asian stocks rise, gripped by optimism on Wall Street

SINGAPORE  — Asian stocks rose on Monday as a dovish speech by U.S. Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell and all-time highs on Wall Street gave markets a breather from trade tensions. KEEPING SCORE: Japan’s benchmark Nikkei 225 index added 0.7 percent to 22,759.53 and South Korea’s Kospi rose less than 0.1 percent to 2,293.67.  Hong … Continue reading SINGAPORE | Asian stocks rise, gripped by optimism on Wall Street

HONG KONG | Asian markets rise, tracking Wall Street gains on job report

HONG KONG (AP) — Most Asian stock markets started the week higher on Monday following strong gains on Wall Street after the U.S. jobless rate hit an 18-year low, helping investors overlook unresolved trade tensions between Washington and Beijing. KEEPING SCORE: Japan’s benchmark Nikkei 225 index slid 0.4 percent to 22,381.95 but Hong Kong’s Hang … Continue reading HONG KONG | Asian markets rise, tracking Wall Street gains on job report