Asian markets to inch up as US economic stimulus talks restart

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By Imani Moise NEW YORK (Reuters) - Asian shares were set to track Wall Street gains on Friday as revived hopes for a U.S. stimulus deal helped investors overlook weaker-than-expected jobs data and growing global coronavirus cases. In energy markets, oil prices rallied on production shutdowns ahead of a storm in the U.

S. Gulf of Mexico and the possibility of supply cuts from Saudi Arabia and Norway. U.S. President Donald Trump on Thursday said talks with Congress had restarted on targeted fiscal relief, after calling off negotiations.....

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