Asian Stocks Head for Five-Week Gain as U.S. Data Fuels Optimism

Asian Stocks Head for Five-Week Gain as U.S. Data Fuels Optimism

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Investors monitor prices and trade stocks at a securities exchange hall in Shanghai, China. Asia’s benchmark equities index has risen about 14 percent this year as central banks around the world boosted stimulus and on signs of recovery in the U.S. and China.