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Asia stocks shake off Wall St blues, sterling steady before Brexit talks

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By Nichola SaminatherSINGAPORE (Reuters) - Asian stocks rose on Monday, shaking off Wall Street's uninspiring performance on Friday, while sterling was mostly steady after a van rammed into pedestrians in London even as markets braced for the start of Brexit talks.MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan rose 0.5 percent. Japan's Nikkei added 0.6 percent.Australian shares climbed 0.5 percent and South Korea's KOSPI jumped 0.6 percent. Chinese shares advanced 0.55 percent after data showed home prices rose 10.4 percent in May from a year ago, although slowing from April's ...

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First Published: Mon, June 19 2017. 08:05 IST
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