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Overnight Markets: US stocks retreat ahead of earnings season

by Himanshu Singh on Jul 08, 2014 at 04:18

The MSCI Asia Pacific Index (MXAP) slid 0.3% to 147 as of 9:39 a.m. in Hong Kong. Japan’s Topix index slipped 0.7% as the yen rose 0.1% to 101.75 per dollar, following an 0.2% advance yesterday.

Hong Kong’s Hang Seng Index was little changed, while the Shanghai Composite Index and Taiwan’s Taiex Index slipped 0.1%.

Australia’s S&P/ASX 200 Index and South Korea’s Kospi index both retreated 0.2%, while Singapore’s Straits Times Index declined 0.3%. New Zealand’s NZX 50 Index also retreated 0.3%.

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