SEOUL, South Korea -- World stock markets mostly gained Wednesday after Chinese manufacturing growth picked up and Australia's economy expanded at its fastest pace in three years.The two indicators are a break from a stream of weak economic readings from the U.S. to Japan that sent stock markets into a funk the past month as investors fretted about a slowing global recovery. But markets are likely to remain volatile ahead of U.S. jobs figures due Friday.
World Stocks Rise; China Manufacturing Up
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