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Asian shares gain ahead of Yellen, shrug off Trump controversy

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By Hideyuki SanoTOKYO (Reuters) - Asian shares gained on Wednesday after Wall Street managed to weather a fresh twist in the controversy over U.S. President Donald Trump's alleged connection with Russia, while investors looked ahead to Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen's comments.MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan ticked up 0.3 percent. Japan's yen-sensitive Nikkei slid 0.4 percent on the yen's gains but MSCI's dollar-denominated Japan index gained 0.5 percent.European shares are expected to rise, with spread-betters looking to gains of 0.3 percent in Germany's DAX ...

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First Published: Wed, July 12 2017. 11:21 IST
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