Asian shares take cue from Nasdaq record

April 24, 2015 12:38 AM

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Asian shares take cue from Nasdaq record

TOKYO (Reuters) - An index of Asian shares rose on Friday, on track for a weekly gain as a fresh record for the Nasdaq helped nudge it toward seven-year highs, while the dollar marched in place after more lackluster U.S. economic data.

MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan was up 0.3 percent, moving back toward a seven-year intraday high touched in the previous session. Japan's Nikkei stock index was down 0.3 percent in early trade, after hitting a 15-year peak on Thursday.

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