HONG KONG, Oct 8 (Reuters) – Asian shares rose on Friday as Chinese shares returned from a one week holiday upbeat, tracking a global rally, while investors also eyed key U.S. jobs data for any fresh insight into the timing of Federal Reserve tapering.
MSCI’s broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan (.MIAPJ0000PUS)rose0.5%, after rallying 2.1% the day before, its biggest daily gain since August. Japan’s Nikkei index (.N225) advanced 1.8%.
Elsewhere, Australian shares (.AXJO) rose 0.84%, helped by mining stocks amid surging commodities prices.
Over the past three months, Chinese shares have been…