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Asian shares mixed at new year’s start

DOWN SENTIMENT:New York’s bourse made some record gains going into the new year, but China’s slowing manufacturing growth tempered global confidence

AFP, HONG KONG and LONDON

On currency markets, the US dollar sat at ¥105.31 in Asian trade, against ¥105.33 in New York on Tuesday. Earlier this week the greenback hit ¥105.41, its highest since October 2008.

The euro bought US$1.3752 compared with US$1.3753 while it was at ¥144.81 from ¥144.89.

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