Asian shares close in on 2-1/2-year peak as US stimulus hopes return

TOKYO/NEW YORK: Asian shares inched close to 2-1/2-year highs on Friday as revived hopes for a U.S. stimulus deal eclipsed weaker-than-expected jobs data, while mainland Chinese markets jumped after a week-long holiday. Investors are also increasingly expecting the Democrats to take back the White House, and possibly the Senate as …

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