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Global Markets: Asian stocks pause amid worries over growth and trade

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By Hideyuki SanoTOKYO (Reuters) - Asian stocks took a breather on Wednesday, with mounting signs of slowing global growth and concerns over a yet-unresolved Sino-U.S. trade dispute putting the brakes on investor appetite for risk assets.MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan was mostly unchanged, stalling after climbing to a seven-week high on Monday.The Shanghai Composite Index was last up 0.1 percent, having flitted in and out of the red.Australian stocks were a shade lower and Japan's Nikkei nudged up 0.2 percent. On Wall Street, the S&P 500, the Nasdaq and the Dow all ...

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First Published: Wed, January 23 2019. 09:25 IST