Asia slips into holiday lull, U.S. data set to shine – HEDGE accordingly
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By Wayne Cole SYDNEY (Reuters) – Asian share markets got off to a slow start on Monday as holidays in China and Japan crimped volumes and investors awaited a raft of data this week which should show the U.S. leading a global economic recovery. MSCI’s broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan slipped 0.7%, led by a 1.3% drop in Taiwan. Japan’s Nikkei was shut for a holiday, but Nikkei futures edged up 0.4%. Wall Street extended its bull run with Nasdaq futures up 0.1% and S&P 500 futures 0.3%. EUROSTOXX 50 futures inched up 0.1%. A busy week for U.S. economic data is expected to show …

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HEDGE accordingly