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Asian shares extend losses on trade, emerging market anxiety

Updated : September 06, 2018 08:12:42 IST

MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan eased 0.26 percent to hit its lowest since mid-August. Japan's Nikkei slipped 0.58 percent while Australian shares fell 0.95 percent.
Investors were focussed on the Sino-US trade war with a public consultation period in the United States ending Thursday on additional $200 billion of US tariffs on Chinese goods.
Measured against a basket of currencies, the dollar index retreated from two-week highs hit earlier this week to be last down 0.2 percent on the day.
Published : September 06, 2018 07:03 AM IST

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