As of February 4, Asian markets rose by the improving economic outlook for U.S. economy provided by the employment and manufacturing data and also loss in the yen against the U.S. dollar. In addition, higher-than-estimated earnings from Panasonic Corp. also supported the gains. While Nikkei 225 index and Shangai Composite Index rose by 0.62% and 0.38%, respectively, Hang Seng Index in Hong Kong was slightly fell by 0.16%.
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