Asia up on Wall Street rise and Greece relief, dollar extends gains

By Shinichi Saoshiro TOKYO (Reuters) – Asian shares opened higher on Friday, aided by a higher Wall Street and eased tensions over Greece, while the dollar extended gains versus the euro and yen as economic indicators bolstered expectations for a U.S. rate hike by year-end. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan was up 0.1 percent. The performance of volatile Chinese stocks, which start trading later in the day, will be watched to see if recent gains are kept.

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