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Trade tensions torpedo oil, U.S. sanctions hammer Russian rouble

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Trade tensions torpedo oil, U.S. sanctions hammer Russian rouble

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Asian shares were subdued on Thursday after a new round of tit-for-tat tariffs in the U.S.-Sino trade conflict torpedoed oil prices, while the Russian rouble tumbled as the U.S. slapped fresh sanctions on the country. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan