International Business Times
Asian Stocks Rise on US Optimism, BOJ Easing Prospects
By Yoshiaki Nohara - 2012-12-19T08:55:39Z. Asian stocks rose, with the regional benchmark headed for the highest close since August 2011, amid confidence U.S. policy makers will reach a budget deal and the Bank of Japan will add to economic stimulus.
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