Thursday Outlook: Asian shares ease from all-time highs; oil, gold prices dip

Widening COVID-19 restrictions in the US weigh on the markets

  
A man stands in front of an electronic board showing Japan's Nikkei average outside a brokerage in Tokyo, Japan, October 25, 2018.

A man stands in front of an electronic board showing Japan's Nikkei average outside a brokerage in Tokyo, Japan, October 25, 2018.

REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon

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Gold dips on firmer dollar, COVID-19 vaccine hopes
Spot gold fell 0.1% to $1,869.86 per ounce

Asia stocks take a breather, bonds bet on Fed action
MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan fell 0.5%

Dollar squeezed as virus drives easing expectations
The dollar index is down about 0.2% for the week so far and, at 92.549

Oil prices slip as surging COVID-19 cases overshadow vaccine hopes
U.S. West Texas Intermediate crude futures were down 39 cents, or 0.9%, to $41.43 a barrel


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