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Nikkei Markets

Asian stocks edge higher despite dismal US jobs data amid pandemic

Singapore Airlines tumbles after capital raising plan

HONG KONG (Nikkei Markets) -- Asian shares outside of Japan ended higher on Friday as a surge in claims for U.S. unemployment benefits on account of the coronavirus pandemic did not stall the rebound in risk assets.

The Nikkei Asia300 index advanced 0.8% to 1,110.97.

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