Among individual stocks, Japanese mobile phone carrier Softbank Corp. jumped 2.9 percent after reports said it will launch a smartphone-based health service in the coming months, Kyodo News reported. Australian resource-related shares rose. OZ minerals surged 6.3 percent. BHP Billiton, the world's largest mining company, rose 1.9 percent.Analysts at DBS Bank Ltd. in Singapore said in a commentary that investors view the U.S. economy as one that is "growing, more or less, and that's a heck of a lot better than what's going on in Europe," which is mired in recession.
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