Asian shares struggle; yen firms as BOJ holds pat

Apr 30, 2014, 1:53 AM EDT
A woman is seen shopping at a supermarket on March 28, 2014 in Himeji, Japan.
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Asian shares turned lower on Wednesday, while a stronger yen weighed on Tokyo stocks after the Bank of Japan held policy steady as expected. Investors stayed cautious before the outcome of the Federal Reserve's policy meeting later in the session as well as key U.S. jobs data on Friday, and against a backdrop of continuing tension in Ukraine.
Background:
Asian shares struggle; yen firms as BOJ holds pat [Reuters]
Asia stocks swing as BOJ refrains from expanding stimulus [Bloomberg]

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