Asia shares ease after run of gains; oil lifted by OPEC cut extension hopes

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By Nichola Saminather

Asian stock markets took a breather on Friday from their recent surge as investors booked profits, while the dollar inched up after Thursday’s slide and optimism over possible renewed supply cuts by OPEC lifted oil prices.

Financial spreadbetter CMC Markets expects Britain’s FTSE 100 to start the day flat, Germany’s DAX to be slightly higher and France’s CAC 40 to be marginally lower, with markets failing to recover Thursday’s losses.

MSCI’s broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan pulled back 0.2 percent, on track to...


Asia shares ease after run of gains; oil lifted by OPEC cut extension hopes


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