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Review: Asia stocks steadied on Friday

Asian stocks rose on Friday ahead of the publication of employment data in the non-agricultural sector in the U.S., which should be released later in the day.

MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares inched up 0.3%, taking signals from a moderate rebound in Wall Street overnight.

The Japanese Nikkei rose 1.5% due to the weakening yen.

Photo: REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon

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