Asian Stocks Slide as Investors Await Bank of Japan, Fed Minutes

  • Bank of Japan to release policy decision on Thursday
  • Fed meeting minutes due as inflation data bolsters hike case

Traders snuffed out an early rally in Asian stocks, sending the benchmark index lower before the end of a Bank of Japan policy meeting. Investors awaited minutes from the Federal Reserve after U.S. inflation data bolstered the case for higher interest rates.

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