Stock Markets Broadly Down as Investors Turn Cautious – Wall Street Journal (subscription)

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Major stock indexes in Asia fell slightly on Friday, mirroring Wall Street’s cautious sentiment on risk taking, though strong earnings results from tech companies saw shares in the sector rise.

The market-friendly result of the first round of elections in France helped the region start the week strongly, but stocks have given back some of their gains as investors refocused on local drivers.

The Nikkei Stock Average was down…