A man walks past an electronic board showing the stock index in Tokyo, Japan, Feb. 4, 2014. Tokyo stocks tumbled on Tuesday, with the Nikkei index ending 4.18 percent lower, hitting the lowest closing level since last October. The 225-issue Nikkei Stock Average dived 610.66 points, from Monday at 14,008.47, its lowest finish since Oct. 8. (Xinhua/Stringer)
A man walks past an electronic board showing the stock index in Tokyo, Japan, Feb. 4, 2014. Tokyo stocks tumbled on Tuesday, with the Nikkei index ending 4.18 percent lower, hitting the lowest closing level since last October. The 225-issue Nikkei Stock Average dived 610.66 points, from Monday at 14,008.47, its lowest finish since Oct. 8. (Xinhua/Stringer)

TOKYO — Tokyo shares ended mixed Friday with Nikkei stocks index edging down as sentiment here remained cautious ahead of a European summit on Sunday that may make final conclusion on the ongoing Greece debt crisis.

A man walks past an electronic board showing the stock index in Tokyo, Japan, Feb. 4, 2014. Tokyo stocks tumbled on Tuesday, with the Nikkei index ending 4.18 percent lower, hitting the lowest closing level since last October. The 225-issue Nikkei Stock Average dived 610.66 points, from Monday at 14,008.47, its lowest finish since Oct. 8. (Xinhua/Stringer)
A man walks past an electronic board showing the stock index in Tokyo, Japan, Feb. 4, 2014. Tokyo stocks tumbled on Tuesday, with the Nikkei index ending 4.18 percent lower, hitting the lowest closing level since last October. The 225-issue Nikkei Stock Average dived 610.66 points, from Monday at 14,008.47, its lowest finish since Oct. 8. (Xinhua/Stringer)

The 225-issue Nikkei Stock Average ended down 75.67 points, or 0.38 percent, from Thursday at 19,779.83.
The turnover was about 3,211.9 billion yen (about 26.35 billion U.S. dollars).
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BEIJING — Chinese shares staged a strong two-day rebound after moves by the government to bolster the market.
The benchmark Shanghai Composite Index leaped 4.54 percent to finish at 3,877.8 points on Friday. The Shenzhen Component Index surged 4.59 percent to close at 12,038.15 points.
The ChiNext Index, tracking China’s Nasdaq-style board of growth enterprises, climbed 4.11 percent to end at 2,535.89 points.
Combined turnover of the two bourses shrank to 927.76 billion yuan (152.09 billion U.S. dollars) from 950.8 billion yuan the previous trading day.
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HONG KONG — Hong Kong stocks rose 508.49 points, or 2.08 percent to close at 24,901.28 points on Friday.
The benchmark Hang Seng Index traded between 24,567.92 and 25, 015.17. Turnover totaled 180.22 billion HK dollars (about 13.96 billion U.S. dollars).
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VIENTIANE — The Lao stock market finished on Friday down 3.45 percent against the previous trading day.
The Lao Securities Exchange composite index decreased by 47.29 points to 1,325.19. A total of 96,441 shares worth about 639 million Lao kip (about 79,000 U.S. dollars) changed hands at the stock market.
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SEOUL — Seoul shares ended higher on Friday.
The benchmark Korea Composite Stock Price Index (KOSPI) rose 3. 36 points, or 0.17 percent, to 2,031.17 at the close. Trading volume stood at 371.85 million shares worth 6.5 trillion won (5.76 billion U.S. dollars).
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SYDNEY — Australian stocks finished in the black following a bounce in Shanghai’s market and gains in the price of iron ore on Friday.
The benchmark S&P/ASX200 closed 0.38 percent up to 5492 points, while the broader All Ordinaries gained 0.4 percent to 5478.1 points.
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MANILA — Philippine shares closed 0.2 percent higher on Friday.
The benchmark Philippine Stock Exchange index increased by 14.9 points to 7392.59. The all-share index went up by 7.86 points, or 0.19 percent, to 4227.21.
Trading volume reached 6 billion shares worth 6.8 billion pesos (151.1 million U.S. dollars).
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HO CHI MINH CITY — VN-Index, the stock market index of Ho Chi Minh (HCM) City bourse in southern Vietnam, closed at 627.28 points on Friday, up 5.18 points, or 0.83 percent, against the previous trading day’s closing session.
About 216.869 million shares worth 3.475 trillion Vietnamese dong (VND) (160.35 million U.S. dollars) changed hands at the southern HCM City Stock Exchange.
VN30-Index, the new benchmark index for the southern bourse, which tracks the 30 leading stocks by both market capitalization and liquidity, closed at 648.73 points, up 2.15 points, or 0.33 percent.
A total of 75.448 million shares worth 1.404 trillion VND (64. 80 million U.S. dollars) were traded on Friday.
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HANOI — Stock market index of Vietnam’s capital Hanoi, HNX- Index, closed at 88.24 points on Friday, up 0.32 points, or 0.37 percent, against the previous trading session.
A total of 55.684 million shares worth 662.357 billion Vietnamese dong (30.66 million U.S. dollars) were traded at the Hanoi Stock Exchange on Friday, an increase of 16.35 percent in volume and 10.55 percent in value against the previous trading session.
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SINGAPORE — Singapore stocks finished higher on Friday, with the benchmark Straits Times Index (STI) up 12.48 points, or 0.38 percent, to close at 3,279.88.
A total of 1.16 billion shares changed hands with turnover of 929.7 million Singapore dollars (688.8 million U.S. dollars).
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JAKARTA — Indonesian shares closed higher by 20.75 points, or 0.43 percent, to a level of 4,859.03 on Friday.
Some 209,440 transactions were booked, involving 5.66 billion shares worth 5.74 trillion rupiah (about 461.60 million U.S. dollars).
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KUALA LUMPUR — The Malaysian stock market ended higher here on Friday.
The Kuala Lumpur Composite Index (KLCI) was at 1,715.58 up 14. 04 points or 0.82 percent, and the Emas was at 11,802.08 up 96.07 points or 0.81 percent.
Turnover declined to 1.67 billion shares valued at 1.66 billion ringgit Malaysia (437.36 million U.S. dollars), compared with 1.82 billion shares valued at 1.83 billion ringgit Malaysia (481.52 million U.S. dollars) on Thursday
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BANGKOK — The Stock Exchange of Thailand index moved up 12.33 points, or 0.84 percent, to close at 1,484.90 points on Friday.
Some 9.32 billion shares worth 37.25 billion baht (about 1.10 billion U.S. dollars) changed hands.
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MUMBAI — Indian stocks posted a bounceback on Friday mirroring positive news from Greece and China.
The benchmark S&P BSE Sensex closed at 27,661.40, 87.74 points or 0.32 percent up from previous close of 27,573.66. Enditem

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