Asian markets higher on economic optimism

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miamiherald—Asian markets were higher on Thursday in a quiet post-Christmas holiday trading as strong economic data from the region and in the U.S. boosted confidence. KEEPING SCORE: Japan's Nikkei 225 … Click to Continue

Asian stock markets edge higher; US dollar falls against yen. Asian stock markets were mostly higher on Monday after Wall Street's strong finish last week. The U.S. dollar weakened against most major currencies, including the Japanese yen. KEEPING SCORE: Japan's Nikkei 225 rose 0.3 percent to 23,714.88 and South Korea's Kospi added 0.3 percent to...