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Review: Asian stocks move higher on Friday

Asian stocks extended gains on Friday, looked set to end the week with the best results since March.

The MSCI Asia Pacific Index was up 0.3 percent, poised for a weekly rise of 2.6 percent.

Japan's Nikkei 225 rose 0.2 percent.

The Shanghai Composite Index dipped 0.2 percent, while Hong Kong’s Hang Seng was flat.

Australia’s S&P/ASX jumped 0.5%.



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