Asian shares rise, U.S. jobs data in focus

April 2, 2015 4:07 AM

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TOKYO (Reuters) – Asian shares rose on Thursday, shrugging off weak U.S. data overnight that raised concerns ahead of Friday’s key employment figures, as investors covered positions ahead of the Easter holidays.

Most U.S. markets will be closed on Friday, with some European markets closed Friday through Monday and reopening on Tuesday.

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