Asian shares near 15-month high, dollar soft on less hawkish Fed

March 21, 2017 By Hideyuki Sano TOKYO (Reuters) – Asian shares clung to their 15-month highs on Tuesday while the dollar and U.S. bond yields were on the back foot on the prospects of a less-hawkish Federal Reserve policy trajectory. In early trade, MSCI’s broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan rose 0.1 percent, staying near a 15-month high it touched on Monday, with South Korean shares hitting two-year highs. Japan’s Nikkei dropped 0.8 percent, weighed by financial stocks, which were hurt by lower U.S. yields and exporter stocks, which…

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