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Asia drops as White House turmoil hits risk sentiment, dollar bruised

May 18, 2017 By Shinichi Saoshiro TOKYO (Reuters) – Asian stocks fell on Thursday in line with global peers, and the dollar nursed deep losses against the yen as uncertainty mounted over U.S. President Donald Trump’s future following reports that he tried to interfere with a federal investigation. MSCI’s broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan dropped 0.4 percent. Japan’s Nikkei shed 1.2 percent, Australian shares lost 1.1 percent and South Korea’s Kospi declined 0.5 percent. Equities in Asia took cues from Wall Street, where the Dow and S&P 500…

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Asian stocks pull back on fresh doubts about Trump policies

March 22, 2017 By Saikat Chatterjee HONG KONG (Reuters) – Asian stocks fell on Wednesday as a sharp pullback in Wall Street on doubts about Donald Trump’s economic agenda prompted investors to rush to safe haven assets such as gold and government bonds. Both the S&P 500 and the Dow Jones Industrial Average lost more than one percent on Tuesday in frantic trading, their biggest one day slide since before Donald Trump’s election victory in November. [.N] MSCI’s broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan was down 0.5 percent in…

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