<!– google_ad_section_start –> BANGKOK (AP) — Enthusiasm on Wall Street sparked by another positive report on the U.S. economy helped push most Asian stock markets higher Wednesday. The National Federation of Independent Business reported a slight improvement in confidence among small business owners in the U.S. in April. That helped boost the Dow Jones industrial average to close at a record high Tuesday. “A combination of further improvement of economic performance and low inflation in the US should keep risk appetite buoyant,” said analysts at Credit Agricole CIB in Hong Kong in an email commentary.
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