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Review: Asian stocks follow Wall Street higher

Asian shares rose on Friday, following Wall Street’s gains overnight. MSCI’s broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares climbed 0.3 percent.

Japan's Nikkei added 0.2 percent.

Australian stocks ticked up 0.2 percent while South Korea's KOSPI slipped less than 0.1 percent.

Shanghai Composite Index jumped 0.5 percent and Hong Kong's Hang Seng inched up 0.3 percent.

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