Asia defies Wall Street weakness but economy, election worries cap gains

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SINGAPORE/NEW YORK - Asian stocks inched up on Friday, despite Wall Street declines, but struggled to make deeper gains as worries about a faltering economic recovery kept investors to the sidelines or seeking safer harbour in assets such as the Japanese yen. Oil prices held hefty overnight gains after OPEC flagged a crackdown on...
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