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Review: Asian stocks mixed ahead of U.S. jobs report

Asian equities stayed largely flat on Friday's as investors focused on Fridays U.S. employment report.

MSCI’s broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares ticked up 0.1 percent.

Australian shares jumped 0.5 percent, and South Korea’s Kospi index increased by the same amount.

Hong Kong’s Hang Seng Index edged up 0.3 percent, while the Shanghai Composite Index dropped 0.3 percent.

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