Asian Stocks Advance on Iron Ore, U.S. Tech Rally; Ringgit Gains

April 24, 2015 2:33 AM

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Asian stocks climbed, led by commodity companies amid a rally in iron ore prices and as technology firms advanced with Nasdaq 100 Index futures. Malaysia’s ringgit strengthened as U.S. crude oil headed for a sixth straight weekly increase.

The MSCI Asia Pacific Index added 0.4 percent by 11:02 a.m. in Tokyo, rising a fourth day, as BHP Billiton Ltd. rose 2.6 percent and Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. increased 3.4 percent. Nasdaq 100 futures rose 0.3 percent following after-market gains in Google Inc. and Microsoft Corp. The r...

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