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Asia falls as White House turmoil spoils risk sentiment, dollar bruised

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By Shinichi SaoshiroTOKYO (Reuters) - Asian stocks fell on Thursday and the dollar was stuck near six-month lows against a basket of currencies as uncertainty mounted over U.S. President Donald Trump's future following reports that he tried to interfere with a federal investigation.Spreadbetters expected European stocks to follow suit, forecasting a lower open for Britain's FTSE, Germany's DAX and France's CAC. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan dropped 0.5 percent.Japan's Nikkei shed 1.4 percent, Australian shares lost 1.1 percent and South Korea's KOSPI declined 0.4 ...

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First Published: Thu, May 18 2017. 11:27 IST
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