Pedestrians walk past a stocks display board showing the Hang Seng Index closing at 29,919.15 in Hong Kong on December 29, 2017. (AFP / Anthony WALLACE)
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Most Asian markets rose on Monday following yet more records on Wall Street but Hong Kong turned lower after nine days of gains.Traders in New York pushed all three main indexes ever higher on Friday, unperturbed by a well-below-forecast jobs reading. Analysts said the fighures indicated the employment market was tightening.Tokyo was closed for a public holiday.Investors were given a strong lead from their US counterparts, who looked past news that 148,000 new jobs were created in December, well off the 190,000 expected.
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