Sydney/Tokyo — Asian stocks gained on Friday as investors took heart from US President Donald Trump saying trade talks with China were “moving right along”, and US oil prices sat near two and a half month highs after the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (Opec) and other producers agreed to cut output.

MSCI’s broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan was up 0.5% and Japan’s Nikkei added 0.3%...

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