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Asia stocks tiptoe higher, dollar holds most gains as optimism inches back

Reuters  |  SINGAPORE 

By Nichola SaminatherSINGAPORE (Reuters) - Asian stocks were slightly higher on Friday after a sluggish start, while the dollar held most of the gains it made overnight on strong U.S. economic data as some risk appetite returned despite caution over political turbulence in the United States. European shares, which posted losses overnight, are on track for positive starts. Financial spreadbetter London Capital Group expects Britain's FTSE 100 to rise 0.4 percent, Germany's DAX to climb 0.1 and France's CAC 40 to gain 0.3 percent on the open. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside ...

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First Published: Fri, May 19 2017. 11:54 IST