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Asia stocks steady after US tech rout, yen slips as BOJ stands pat

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By Nichola SaminatherSINGAPORE (Reuters) - Asian stocks steadied on Friday, taking in stride the resumption of the U.S. technology rout overnight, and European shares look set for a positive start following Thursday's losses. The Japanese yen remained near a two-week low against the dollar after the Bank of Japan left monetary policy unchanged as expected even as its U.S. counterpart signalled further tightening.It was trading 0.3 percent lower at 111.23 yen per dollar after the BOJ left in place its program to buy Japanese government bonds, and kept its short-term interest rate target at ...

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First Published: Fri, June 16 2017. 11:33 IST
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