Asian shares push higher, dollar eases

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By Paulina Duran SYDNEY (Reuters) – Asian shares rose early on Tuesday, shrugging off worries about an increase in regional coronavirus infections and a subdued session on Wall Street, as inflation jitters helped push gold prices to three-month highs. MSCI’s broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan rose 1.13% after a mixed session on Monday. Japan’s Nikkei rose as much as 2.2%, while Hong Kong’s stocks opened up 0.87%. China’s blue-chip CSI300 index was slightly lower. Spot gold traded around $1,871.46 an ounce, near a three-and-a-half month high, after the Empire State Manufacturin…

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