Asian shares rise as U.S. jobs data awaited

April 3, 2015 12:54 AM

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Asian shares rise as U.S. jobs data awaited

TOKYO (Reuters) - The dollar stuck to its recent ranges in holiday-thinned trading on Friday and stocks edged up as investors awaited key U.S. employment figures for possible clues on when the Federal Reserve will hike interest rates.

MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan .MIAPJ0000PUS rose 0.2 percent, while Japan's Nikkei stock average .N225 was up 0.3 percent. Wall Street logged modest gains ahead of the holiday after two losing sessions.

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