Asian shares rise as Crimea tensions ease

Mar 18, 2014, 2:18 AM EDT
Pedestrians walk past a share prices board outside a securities brokerage in Tokyo on August 23, 2013.
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Asian shares rose on Tuesday and the yen remained well off recent highs as the threat of immediate military conflict in Ukraine receded, though investors remained cautious ahead of this week's U.S. Federal Reserve policy meeting.
Background
Asian shares rise as Crimea tensions ease, Fed in focus [Reuters]
Asian stocks rally with nickel on Russia sanctions; gold slides [Bloomberg]

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