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Asia stocks edge down
On Tuesday, Asian stocks drifted away, and the greenback gave up the profits it had clocked on the American Treasury Secretary's recent comments in support of a stronger currency because surging tensions over North Korea dragged market sentiment lower.
Outside Japan MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific stocks sank 0.6%.
Japan's Nikkei N225 inched up 0.2%, shrinking earlier revenues as the Japanese yen's losses evaporated.
This week Australian stocks tumbled 1% on their first trading day, after minutes of the major bank's April gathering disclosed the balancing act it had just to perform between a subdued labor market as well as escalating household debt in holding rates intact.
The Australian dollar went down 0.3%, hitting $0.7566.
South Korea's KOSPI lost 0.2% after in Seoul American Vice President Mike Pence told business leaders that President Donald Trump's administration is going to review and also reform the five-year-old free trade agreement between the two countries.
China's CSI300 index generally traded lower, Hong Kong's Hang Seng tumbled 0.9%.
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The United States will publish the Preliminary GDP on Thursday, May 26, at 15:30 GMT+3.
The Reserve Bank of New Zealand will publish a monetary policy report and make an update on the interest rate on May 25, at 05:00 GMT+3.
The Australian Bureau of Statistics will announce the updated Unemployment Rate and Employment Change data on Thursday, May 19, at 04:30 MT.