Asian stocks firm as upbeat U.S., European data boosts confidence

MSCI’s broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan ticked up 0.1 per cent, while Japan’s Nikkei gained 1 per cent to top the psychologically important 20,000-point level for the first time since August 2015. “Market sentiment is very good.
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