Asian stocks eased off on Thursday after earlier several times pushing upwards to almost two-year peak.
MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan fell by 0.3%, retreating from the highest level since June 2015, achieved during the morning trade.
Australian stocks strengthened by 0.3%, helped by rising oil prices.
The Japanese Nikkei fell by 0.3%.
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