Thursday Outlook: Asian stocks shuffle higher; oil prices mixed   

Fresh worries rise as Evergrande asset sale fails, default deadline looms

  
A 3D printed oil pump jack is seen in front of displayed stock graph in this illustration picture, April 14, 2020.

A 3D printed oil pump jack is seen in front of displayed stock graph in this illustration picture, April 14, 2020.

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Stocks shuffle higher with a wary eye on Evergrande
MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan edged 0.3% higher to touch a one-month top

Commodity currencies at multi-month highs, sterling firm on BoE rate hike bets
The dollar's index, having eased 0.3% so far this week, stood at 93.602

Oil mixed, but solid U.S. demand underpins sentiment
Brent crude futures fell 11 cents, or 0.1%, to $85.71 a barrel

Bitcoin edges off all-time high but momentum for more gains this year seen intact
The world's largest cryptocurrency was last down 1.3% at $65,184 after hitting a record $67,016

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