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Asian shares decline and yen firms after tariff list news; US futures lower

“The dollar softened against the safe-haven yen following the latest tariff news, with the greenback trading at 110.85 at 8:02 a.m” writes Cheang Ming for cnbc.com. Trade developments returned to focus during Asian trade on Wednesday, with major markets in the region trading lower following the release of a list of an additional $200 billion in Chinese goods on which the U.S. is considering imposing tariffs.Other Japanese exporters also traded lower, with chip-related company Advantest down 1.18 percent and Canon slipping 0.51 percent.Japan’s Nikkei 225 fell 0.79 percent in early trade as trade-sensitive stocks, such as automakers, mostly sank. HK/SIN, after trading above the 111 level overnight.
 
Source: cnbc.com



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