Global shares stuck near peaks, US oil futures extend declines

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By Stanley White TOKYO (Reuters) - Asian shares stalled near record highs on Friday as investors weighed renewed doubts about a highly-anticipated coronavirus vaccine against hopes that some of the region's economies will recovery quicker than their Western peers. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan fell 0.11% but remained with striking distance of a life-time peak touched this week. Australian shares were down 0.

56%. Japan's Nikkei fell 0.12% in choppy trade. Shares in China rose 0.37%.....

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