Asia Stocks Edge Up As Techs Lift Wall Street Italy Still A Worry


TOKYO – Asian stocks edged up on Wednesday after tech sector strength lifted Wall Street shares, while concerns about Italy’s debt prompted investors to move into lower-risk government debt elsewhere, pushing U.S. Treasury yields down from recent highs.

MSCI’s broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan .MIAPJ0000PUS rose 0.1 percent, while Japan’s Nikkei .N225 edged down 0.1 percent.

Australian stocks rose 0.3 percent.

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