Stronger yen hits Japan shares

May 16, 2014, 2:52 AM EDT
A pedestrian looks at a quotation board displaying the Nikkei key index of the Tokyo Stock Exchange (TSE) in front of a securities company in Tokyo on October 2, 2013.
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Asian shares came under pressure on Friday, with Japanese stocks skidding as the yen rose against the dollar, which has struggled in recent days as U.S. Treasury yields fell. A second day of losses on Wall Street pulled MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan .MIAPJ0000PUS down 0.1 percent. The index has gained about 2 percent on the week during which Wall Street climbed to record highs.
Background:
Stronger yen hits Japan shares, lower yields pressure dollar [Reuters]

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