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Markets in Asia advance as dollar firms; South Korea's Kospi rises 1.5%

Asian stocks closed higher on Friday, with gains in the region led by South Korea's benchmark Kospi index.

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From helping lung cancer patients to ethical investing

Bronwyn King of Tobacco Free Portfolios said she started her journey to ethical investing after finding her savings fund invested in tobacco stocks.

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Energy shares in Asia climb as oil prices hold onto gains following US inventory decline

Oil-related stocks in Asia traded higher on Friday after oil prices advanced to a two-week high in the previous session.

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The 'bottom line' is that wages in Japan won't rise by 3%

A push by the Abe government to get Japanese companies to hike wages by 3 percent this year will likely fall short, says Jesper Koll of Wisdom Tree.

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Attempts to 'game the system' on social media are frustrating people

Bob O'Donnell of TECHnalysis Research says that social media companies face strong headwinds around the discussion of consumer data collection.

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Signs that precede a recession are 'not really there yet'

Shane Oliver of AMP Capital Investors says there are no signs of excessive inflation and overspending in the market yet.

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Modi's snub of Trudeau was deliberate but 'more symbolic'

Anil Gupta of the University of Maryland also says Canada needs to pay attention to both China and India.

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This market researcher says the Fed remains on track

Michael Every of Rabobank also says a "little bit of" market opinion diversity is coming back.

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Will infrastructure spending give 'another leg' to the US market?

The possibility of a boost to U.S. infrastructure spending remains a key variable to watch for earnings, says Wayne Wicker of ICMA-RC.

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What's going on at Anbang Insurance?

Hao Hong of Bank of Communications International says that looking ahead, regulators will want companies to continue expanding without overextending their leverage.

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