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Review: Asian stocks move away from near two-year high

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%.

Photo: Kim Kyung-Hoon

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