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Asian stocks follow Wall Street higher

BEIJING – Asian stocks rose Friday after Wall Street hit a whole new high as well as a survey showed Japanese manufacturing accelerating.

KEEPING SCORE: Tokyo’s Nikkei 225 rose 0.5 % to 23,793.35 and Hong Kong’s Hang Seng added 0.9 % to 27,712.47. The Shanghai Composite Index climbed 0.3 percent, erasing earlier losses, to 2,737.27 while Sydney’s S&P-ASX 200 advanced 0.6 percent to six,204.40. Seoul’s Kospi was up 0.2 percent at 2,327.87 and benchmarks in Taiwan and Southeast Asia rose. New Zealand declined.

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