Markets across the Asian-Pacific region posted gains Friday -- with Japan taking the lead -- as investors anticipated that the January U.S. jobs report would give global equities a boost. Japan's Nikkei 225 jumped 2.2%. Hong Kong's Hang Seng Index rose 1%. Australia's S&P/ASX gained 0.7%. China's Shanghai Composite added 0.6%. South Korea's Kospi moved up 0.8%. India's Sensex was up 0.3%.
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