Asia stocks shake off U.S. tech slump, loonie jumps on rate hike prospect

By Nichola Saminather | SINGAPORE SINGAPORE Asian stocks crept higher on Tuesday, defying a weak lead from Wall Street, which was dragged lower by technology stocks for a second day, while the Canadian dollar soared on the possibility interest rates might go up sooner than expected. MSCI’s broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan .MIAPJ0000PUS

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