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Asia stocks deflate as China trade disappoints

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By Wayne ColeSYDNEY (Reuters) - Asian shares went flat on Tuesday as disappointing Chinese trade data clouded the otherwise upbeat outlook on global growth, leaving currencies and commodities becalmed in summer doldrums.MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan gave up modest early gains to be barely changed, though it was still within a whisker of its recent decade high.South Korea's market dipped 0.2 percent while Japan's Nikkei eased 0.3 percent. China's main markets were also down a shade in thin trade.Beijing reported exports and imports both grew much less than expected ...

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First Published: Tue, August 08 2017. 08:55 IST
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