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FTSE 100 LIVE:Asian shares stand strong amid US stimulus hopes

This comes after data on Wednesday showed US private employers hired fewer workers than expected for a second straight month in August, suggesting that the labour market recovery was slowing.

A separate report showed factory orders rose more than expected in July, pointing to continued improvement in the manufacturing sector.

In currencies, the dollar gave back some of the gains from earlier this week with its index against a basket of major currencies down 0.1 percent.

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