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Global Markets: Asian stocks resume ascent on earnings hopes, euro gets lift from ECB

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By Hideyuki SanoTOKYO (Reuters) - Asian stocks resumed their ascent on Friday, supported by U.S. earnings optimism and a rise in oil prices while the euro edged higher as the European Central Bank signalled an end to its massive stimulus.MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan rose 0.2 percent, following two straight sessions of decline. Japan's Nikkei dipped 0.1 percent.Wall Street's three major stock indexes hit record highs with earnings for S&P 500 companies expected to have increased by 11.8 percent in the recently-ended quarter, according to Thomson Reuters ...

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First Published: Fri, January 12 2018. 06:32 IST
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