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Asian shares, dollar steady, Nikkei rallies

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By Lisa TwaroniteTOKYO (Reuters) - Asian shares edged higher on Tuesday, approaching record highs after the S&P 500 extended its winning streak, while the dollar steadied against its major counterparts.MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan was up 0.1 percent at 590.23, not far from its record peak of 591.50 scaled in November 2007.On Wall Street on Monday, the Dow Jones Industrial Average edged down 0.05 percent, the S&P 500 gained 0.17 percent, and the Nasdaq Composite added 0.29 percent. After the best start to a year in more than a decade, investors turned cautious ...

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First Published: Tue, January 09 2018. 08:34 IST