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Japanese shares rally, bitcoin shoots for the moon

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By Wayne ColeSYDNEY (Reuters) - Asian shares rallied for a second session on Friday as investors awaited major economic data from China and the United States while marvelling at the meteoric ascent of the market's new crypto-star, bitcoin.Japan's Nikkei led the way again with an early gain of 0.9 percent, adding to Thursday's 1.45 percent bounce.Australian stocks put on 0.4 percent while MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan edged up 0.1 percent.Bidders were encouraged by a steadier performance on Wall Street, where the Dow rose 0.29 percent. The S&P 500 gained 0.29 ...

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First Published: Fri, December 08 2017. 06:18 IST
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