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Asian markets trade mixed after a negative lead from Wall Street

Dollar pulled up from near two-week lows and sterling languished under the weight of political fears

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Asian stocks were mostly lower on Thursday following a subdued lead from Wall Street, while the dollar pulled up from near two-week lows and sterling languished under the weight of political fears one week before Britain's election. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan dipped 0.2 percent and looked set for its fifth straight session of losses as investors took profits after stocks hit a two-year high last week and as economic and geopolitical concerns continued to weigh on sentiment. Japan's Nikkei advanced 0.8 percent after data showing ...

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First Published: Thu, June 01 2017. 08:21 IST
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