Asian stocks are headed for a strong session on the final trading day of the week following positive U.S. data overnight, while investors turn their focus to Japan.
Australia’s benchmark S&P ASX 200 rose to its highest level since September 15, rising for a second session, with financials in focus on the back of earnings results.
Australia New Zealand Banking jumped 0.7 percent after posting a 10 percent rise in full-year cash profit while Macquarie rallied 2 percent after first-half net profit rose 35 percent.
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