Asian stocks rose, extending the longest rally in the benchmark equity gauge this year, and the Thai baht and Malaysian ringgit climbed before Chinese factory output and retail sales data expected to show growth in August. Crude oil slipped for a second day and credit risk fell.
The MSCI Asia Pacific Index advanced 0.9% to 136.73 at 11.26am in Tokyo, rising for a ninth day in its longest winning streak since December. Standard & Poor's 500 Index (SPX) futures added 0.1%. The ringgit and the baht extended gains, strengthening at least 0.4%. West Texas Intermediate oil sank 0.8%.
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