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June 24, 2024 11:02 AM

Asia shares slip as inflation, politics call for caution

Asia shares slipped on Monday in a countdown for U.S. price data that investors are banking on to show a renewed moderation in inflation, while markets were on alert for possible Japanese intervention as the dollar tested the 160 yen barrier. Geopolitics also loomed large, with the first U.S. presidential debate on Thursday and the first round of voting in the French election at the weekend. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan fell 0.9%, after touching a two-year top las...

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