Asian shares edge up with U.S. tax bill in focus | Reuters

Reuters| Thu Nov 30 16:00:02 EST 2017
TOKYO (Reuters) - Asian shares pushed higher on Friday, cheered by Wall Street gains after apparent progress on U.S. tax legislation as investors waited for the Senate’s vote, while higher U.S. Treasury yields underpinned the dollar. MSCI’s broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan .MIAPJ0000PUS was up 0.1 percent. For the week, it was 2.6 percent lower. Japan's Nikkei stock index .N225 was up 0.8 percent in early trade, on track to gain 1.6 percent for the week. “The Nikkei got a lift from the stronger dollar, while the market’s main focus is now whether the tax bill will pass or not,” said Yutaka Miura, a senior technical analyst at Mizuho Securities in Tokyo. On Wall Street over..

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