Asia’s Biggest Stock Markets Rise Before U.S. Data; Japan Gains

  • China’s official PMI gauge climbed to highest in two years
  • Energy companies extended declines after Wednesday’s oil slump

China's Factory Index Climbs to Highest Since 2014

Stocks in Asia’s largest equity markets climbed before a U.S. jobs report Friday as Japanese shares advanced and a surprise gain in a Chinese manufacturing gauge drove a rally in Hong Kong equities. Developing-nation shares slumped.

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