Asian stocks touch record high on prospect of large US economic package


By Hideyuki Sano TOKYO (Reuters) - Asian shares scaled a record high on Friday on the growing prospect of a large U.S. economic package, while hopes that vaccine rollouts will boost the global economy underpinned investor sentiment. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan rose 0.

6%, surpassing its Nov. 25 peak, while Japan's Nikkei dipped 0.4% on profit-taking. In New York, the S&P 500 fell 0.06% on Thursday, erasing earlier gains after the Wall Street Journal reported that Pfizer had slashed the target.....

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