Agence France-PresseDecember 9, 2013 08:47
Asian markets mostly rose on Monday and the dollar edged higher against the yen as Wall Street rallied in response to a surprisingly sharp fall in the US jobless rate.
Japanese shares enjoyed healthy gains despite the government's downgrade of third-quarter growth, which has raised questions about the strength of a recovery fuelled by government spending.
Tokyo jumped 2.29 percent, or 350.35 points, to 15,650.21 and Seoul climbed 1.01 percent, or 19.97 points, to 2,000.38. But Sydney fell 0.80 percent, or 41.6 points, to 5,144.4.