Asian shares firm as focus turns to China PMI surveys

December 1, 2015 12:51 AM

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Asian shares firm as focus turns to China PMI surveys

TOKYO Asian shares were solidly higher on Tuesday, shrugging off one Chinese factory survey that did little to ease persistent concerns about cooling growth in the economy, while a private survey showed a hint of stabilization.

MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan .MIAPJ0000PUS extended early gains and was up 1.1 percent, while Japan's Nikkei .N225 added 0.9 percent.

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