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Asian shares lower on Fed

Hong Kong: Asian markets eased Thursday, following a lead from Wall Street, as investors looked to next week's Federal Reserve policy meeting with speculation growing that the bank will cut its stimulus programme. Tokyo fell 1.12 per cent, or 173.24 points, to close at 15,341.82, while Seoul slipped 0.51 per cent, or 10.04 points, to 1,967.93 and Sydney ended 0.82 per cent, or 41.7 points, lower at 5,062.5. Shanghai closed a tad lower, dipping 1.37 points to 2,202.80 while Hong Kong lost 0.51 per cent, or 120.12 points, to…