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Asian shares find solace in hopes of smaller Trump tariff

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By Hideyuki SanoTOKYO (Reuters) - Asian shares found relief on Thursday as fears about a global trade war amid U.S. President Donald Trump's push to introduce protectionist tariffs were tempered by signs the move could include carve-outs for key partners.MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan rose 0.9 percent. Hong Kong's Hang Seng led the region with rise of 1.2 percent. In Japan, the Nikkei gained 0.8 percent.On Wall Street, the S&P 500 ended down just 0.05 percent at 2,726.8 after an initial loss of almost one percent, with tech shares being a major bright spot.They ...

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First Published: Thu, March 08 2018. 09:19 IST
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