Asian shares set to end 2020 at record high, riskier currencies in favour

By Alun John and Koh Gui Qing HONG KONG/NEW YORK (Reuters) - Asian shares edged up on Thursday and were set to end a tumultuous 2020 at record highs, while growing investor hopes for a global economic recovery caused the dollar to fall further against most major currencies. MSCI's gauge of Asia-Pacific shares excluding Japan rose 0.

1% to its latest peak, having explored fresh territory repeatedly late in the year. But year-end trading was typically thin. The index is set for a fourth-quarter gain of over 19%, which would be.....

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