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Stocks, commodities buoyed by growth optimism, China trade data awaited

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By Wayne ColeSYDNEY (Reuters) - Asian shares neared decade peaks on Tuesday thanks to optimism on the global economy and a rash of records on Wall Street, while major currencies were becalmed ahead of Chinese trade data. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan edged up 0.2 percent and to within a whisker of its recent high.South Korea's market rose 0.4 percent while in Japan, the broad TOPIX held near its highest in two years and the Nikkei was flat.The main event in Asia will be trade figures from China which are forecast to show further strength in both exports and ...

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First Published: Tue, August 08 2017. 06:02 IST