TOKYO (Reuters) – Asian shares inched up on Wednesday but the upside was limited as investors waited warily for corporate earnings season to kick off in full force, preferring in the meantime to book profits from a sharp rally at the start of the year. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan was up 0.1 percent. Australian shares rose 0.2 percent, breaking a three-day losing streak as top banks and supermarkets rose ahead of data expected to show retail sales recovered some strength before Christmas. South Korean shares opened up 0.2 percent. …
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