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Asia stocks rise for sixth week on global optimism

TRAILING TOKYO:Japan led the regional advance, with the Nikkei seeing its biggest jump in a month and more than half of TOPIX-listed firms beating profit forecasts

Bloomberg and AFP, HONG KONG

China’s manufacturing gauge unexpectedly strengthened in last month, data showed on Thursday. Manufacturing growth in the UK accelerated last month, while a factory gauge for the eurozone resumed growth after two years of contraction, separate reports released showed on Thursday.

In other markets on Friday:

Wellington added 0.82 percent, or 37.12 points, from Thursday to close at 4,582.89 on Friday.

Manila closed 1.91 percent lower, shedding 127.49 points to 6,533.95.

Mumbai fell 0.79 percent or 153.17 points to 19,162.02 points.

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