Asian stocks were off to a subdued start on Friday as caution toward a weekend meeting of oil producers tempered risk sentiment, while the dollar’s advance slowed in wake of soft U.S. inflation data, Reuters reported.¬†Oil prices have pulled back from recent peaks on concerns that the top producers’ meeting may not result in tightening of supply. Nymex’s crude oil declined 0.14% to US$41.44 per barrel in Asian trading this morning.

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