Stocks limp toward U.S. debt denouement; Japan sparkles

Stocks were subdued on Friday, apart from standout gains in Japan, as an artificial intelligence rally took a breather and as time ticked out on high-stakes talks to avoid a U.S. debt default.
MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan (.MIAPJ0000PUS) drifted 0.3% higher in trade thinned by a holiday in Hong Kong. The index is down 1.6% on the week.

This story appeared on, 2023-05-26.
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