Asian Stocks Rise Before Yellen Speech as Japan’s Shares Advance

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  • Markets in Japan, Australia, China, Singapore all climb Friday
  • Fed Chair Janet Yellen due to speak Friday in Massachusetts

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Asian stocks rose, with the benchmark equities index heading toward its first weekly gain in five weeks, as investors awaited comments from the head of the Federal Reserve. Japanese shares climbed amid speculation the nation will delay a sales tax increase.

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