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Asian shares skid as bullish Fed takes investors by surprise

Asian shares extended losses on Thursday after the Federal Reserve took an upbeat view on the U.S. economy and signalled that it remains firmly on track to raise interest rates this year, despite an uncertain global outlook. "European equities are set to open lower following last night's FOMC statement," Jonathan Sudaria, a dealer at Capital Spreads, said in a note. Japan's Nikkei (.N225) slipped 1.1 percent to…