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Global Markets - Asian shares just shy of 2007 peak on earnings optimism

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By Hideyuki SanoTOKYO (Reuters) - Asian shares hovered just below their 2007 record peak on Wednesday, supported by expectations of solid corporate earnings on the back of synchronised growth in the global economy.MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan was little changed in early trade, sitting just 0.4 percent below the record high touched in November 2007, having risen for six straight days since the start of new year.Japan's Nikkei was also flat in early trade, near a 26-year high hit the day before. Wall Street's major indexes extended the New Year rally to record ...

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First Published: Wed, January 10 2018. 06:25 IST