Asian shares edge up in cautious trade, U.S. jobs data in focus

April 2, 2015 12:37 AM

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Asian shares edge up in cautious trade, U.S. jobs data in focus

TOKYO (Reuters) - Asian shares edged up in early trade on Thursday, but gains were tempered by weak U.S. private sector employment and manufacturing data that raised concerns ahead of Friday's key employment figures.

MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan .MIAPJ0000PUS was up about 0.2 percent in cautious trade, shrugging off modest overnight losses on Wall Street.

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