FILE PHOTO: A Deutsche Bank sign is seen on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange January 15, 2014. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid/File Photo
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Asian stock markets jumped on Monday after all three main indices on Wall Street ended sharply higher Friday as data showed the U.S. created more jobs than expected in May, while the unemployment rate in the world's biggest economy is at a near five-decade low.The gains in New York filtered through to Asia, where Tokyo ended 1.4 percent higher Monday, while Hong Kong was up 1.7 percent and Shanghai rose 0.5 percent.On the corporate front, banks were in focus with shares in Societe Generale up 1.9 percent at 38.24 euros in early afternoon trading as the French lender denied reports of a possible merger with Italy's Unicredit, which climbed 0.7 percent at 14.8 euros.The bank has set aside one billion euros ($1.2 billion) to settle both disputes.
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