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Asia stocks at one-week highs on US gains; oil up

HONG KONG: Asian stocks struck one-week highs with investors undeterred by a powerful earthquake in Japan on Tuesday, but after Wall Street closed at a record peak they were also wary of chasing prices higher until President-elect Donald Trump picks his economic team. Crude oil extended gains in Asian trading with US West Texas Intermediate (WTI) up 1 per cent in early deals as the dollar pulled back. Prices surged 4 per cent to a three-week high on Monday, after comments from Russian President Vladimir Putin raised…