Asia stocks down, Japan gives up brief gains after BOJ stimulus
By Nichola Saminather and Lisa Twaronite SINGAPORE/TOKYO (Reuters) - Asian shares took their cue from Wall Street and slipped on Friday, and Japanese stocks returned to negative territory after briefly jumping on the central bank's statement that it would expand parts of its stimulus program. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan was down 0.3 percent. It was still up 1.7 percent for a week that has featured first U.S. interest rate hike in nearly a decade and a depreciating yuan. Japan's Nikkei rose briefly but fell back to be down 0. ...
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