HONG KONG - Asian markets rose Monday as strong Chinese trade data lifted hopes for the global economic outlook, while Japanese stocks were boosted by improved growth figures and Tokyo's successful bid to host the 2020 Olympics.
Tokyo 2020 delegation members celebrate after IOC president Jacques Rogge announced the Japanese capital as the winner of the bid to host the 2020 Summer Olympic Games, during the 125th session of the International Olympic Committee (IOC), in Buenos Aires, on Saturday. Japan's successful bid and fresh trade data from China drove stock markets in Asia to improve on Monday. (AFP photo)
Weaker-than-forecast US jobs figures raised concerns about the world's number one economy but also fuelled hope that the Federal Reserve will hold off winding down its stimulus programme for the time being.
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