Most Asian stocks extend gains, dollar still backed by US data
Updated : February 05, 2019 08:24 AM IST
Japan's Nikkei rose 0.4 percent before erasing gains while MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan advanced 0.3 percent.
Elsewhere in Asia, trade was light, with markets in greater China, South Korea, Singapore and Indonesia are all closed for the Lunar New Year.
After the bell, Google operator Alphabet fell about 3 percent as its higher spending in the fourth-quarter worried investors even as its revenue and profits beat Wall Street's expectations.
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