By Chikako Mogi TOKYO (Reuters) – Asian shares fell on Thursday with regional factors outweighing positive sentiment from another record Wall Street close after strong U.S. retail sales sustained an optimistic growth outlook, while the dollar index stayed near seven-month highs. The MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan extended early losses to fall 0.6 percent by midmorning, led lower by the materials sector which slid 1.3 percent. Resources-reliant Australian shares slumped 1 percent, hit by weaker commodity prices and fading expectations for an interest rate cut. …
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