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Asian shares fluctuate amid tax-code changes in U.S.

Asian shares were mixed on Thursday amid the passage of U.S. of tax-code bill as profits to investors were already baked into stock prices.

MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares slipped 0.06 percent in thin trade, while Japan's Nikkei lost 0.1 percent.

South Korea Kospi slumped 1.4 percent due to fall in Samsung.

The Hang Seng index in Hong Kong rose 0.4%, the Chinese Shanghai Composite climbed 0.5%. The Australian index S&P/ASX 200 grew by 0.3%.

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