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Asia stocks stay near highs, though Tokyo slides; dollar slips

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By Shinichi SaoshiroTOKYO (Reuters) - Asia stocks stayed closed to a decade-long peak on Thursday following another record-breaking day on Wall Street, though Japan's Nikkei slid back from a 26-year high in volatile trading, hit by profit-taking.The dollar slipped amid uncertainty over the fate of the U.S. tax reform plans, while the New Zealand dollar rallied as hawkish-sounding statements by the country's central bank boosted the recently-battered currency.Spreadbetters expected Britain's FTSE to open 0.2 percent lower, Germany's DAX to open down 0.03 percent and a flat start for France's ...

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First Published: Thu, November 09 2017. 12:16 IST