Asia Markets: Asian markets bounce back after last week’s losses

Asia-Pacific stocks began the week higher, buoyed by Friday’s gains in the U.S., after solid jobs data there boosted the dollar and brightened overall market sentiment.

Meanwhile, the Group of 20 meeting of world leaders made little impact on markets, as there was less discord than expected.

As the dollar pushed above ¥114 in Asian trading — the pair reached levels not seen in two months — Japanese stocks helped lead the way in morning action.

The Nikkei NIK, +0.60% rose 0.6%, rising back above the 20,000 after closing at a three-week low on Friday. That helped Japan’s exporters.

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