Asia shares flat, holidays help blunt U.S. tech retreat

By Reuters10 days ago

Reuters. FILE PHOTO: A man walks past a stock quotation board at a brokerage in Tokyo, Japan February 26, 2021. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon

By Wayne Cole

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SYDNEY (Reuters) - Asian shares risked falling for a fourth straight session on Wednesday as sentiment took a knock from a selloff in large cap Wall Street tech darlings, combined with talk of rising U.S. interest rates.

Holidays in Japan, China and South Korea limited the early reaction, leaving MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan dithering either side of flat.

Japan's Nikkei was shut, but futures traded down at 28,735 compared to the last cash close of 28,812.

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