Japan stocks rose, led by earnings and optimism for economy

As of February 14, Nikkei 225 Index rose by 0.50% as a result of some earnings reports, increasing optimism for economic outlook and Bank of Japan’s decision that it would continue its asset purchasing program.

After the long holiday, trading session in Hong Kong’s Hang Seng Index started, while Chinese and Taiwanese markets were still closed for the week. Hang Seng Index climbed by 0.85%, led by banks and property developers.

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