BANGKOK (AP) - Japan's Nikkei 225 index topped 12,000 for the first time in more than four years today, but stock markets elsewhere in Asia flagged following Wall Street's eye-popping performance this week.
Investors shied away from stocks even though the Dow Jones industrial average reached a new high for a second day Wednesday and the Federal Reserve said the U.S. economy grew in the first two months of the year.
Benchmark crude oil fell but remained above $90 per barrel. The dollar was unchanged against the euro and fell against the yen.
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