Thursday Outlook: Asian stocks rise; dollar hold near 14-month high

Investors look forward to U.S. employment data

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Asian shares rise on stronger global risk appetite as oil prices ease
MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan rose 1.25%

Dollar holds near 14-month high to euro on inflation fears
The dollar index was little changed at 94.188

Oil drops for second session on unexpected rise in U.S. inventories
U.S. crude slid 0.43%, or 33 cents, to $77.10 a barrel

Gold flat on caution ahead of U.S. payroll data for Fed's taper cues
Spot gold was little changed at $1,763.00 per ounce


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