In the currency markets, the euro was up 0.2 percent at $1.3018 and the dollar rose 0.3 percent at 96.30 yen, near three and a half year highs .Earlier, traders in Asia had their first chance to respond to last Friday's figures showing the U.S. unemployment rate down at 7.7 percent in February and 236,000 jobs created during the month.
Asia Stocks Rise After Strong US Jobs Report
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