Asia Stocks Fall After Yellen Speech While Japan Shares Rally

  • Case for U.S. tightening policy had strengthened: Fed Chair
  • Yen extends declines as BOJ governor vows to add stimulus

Asian stocks outside Japan fell after Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen said the case for raising interest rates is getting stronger. Shares in Tokyo rallied as the yen weakened and the Bank of Japan’s governor vowed to add stimulus if needed.

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