BANGKOK (AP) - Rising factory output in China and better-than-expected U.S. hiring helped lift Asian stock markets modestly on Monday.
Investors delved into riskier assets a day after China's National Bureau of Statistics reported that factory output increased 10.1 percent from a year earlier in November, a sign of recovery in the world's No. 2 economy.
Benchmark crude oil rose above $86 per barrel. The dollar rose against the euro and the yen.
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