Asian shares advance on U.S. data, European rate cut

Taking cues from a cut in interest rates in Europe and a better jobs picture in the U.S., Asian shares ended the week on a high note Friday. The Hang Seng edged up 0.10% to 22,689.96 and the Kospi added 0.43% to 1,965.71 while the S&P/ASX was virtually unchanged, slipping 0.01% to 5,129.50. The Japanese market was closed for a holiday.

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