Asian Stocks Ex-Japan Retreat on Crude Drop; Topix Ends Higher

  • Topix closes up in volatile trading as yen surges on BOJ move
  • Shanghai Composite pares biggest monthly gain since March

Asian stocks outside Japan slid from the highest level in almost a year as commodity producers tumbled amid declines in crude oil. Financial shares rallied in Tokyo after the Bank of Japan expanded exchange-traded fund purchases and kept its policy interest rate unchanged.

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