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Asia shares track Wall Street higher as investors await earnings

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By Julie Zhu HONG KONG (Reuters) – Asian shares climbed in early trade on Tuesday after Wall Street hit record highs overnight, as investors awaited the second-quarter earnings season and a batch of economic data, including key U.S. inflation figures later in the day. Investors are bracing for an eventful week which will include the start of the U.S. earnings season, inflation data from several countries and a testimony by Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell. The testimony will be scrutinised for any clues on the timing of potential U.S. tapering. MSCI’s broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares o…

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