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[$$] Asia stocks unruffled by Kudlow's trade warning

Edward White in Taipei

The CSI 300 index of major Shanghai and Shenzhen stocks opened 0.2 per cent higher and in Hong Kong, the Hang Seng China Enterprises index was up 0.3 per cent. Havens were subdued with the Japanese yen steady at ¥113.77 against the dollar and gold basically unmoved at $1,214 an ounce. Natixis senior