equities retreated, paring the best weekly gain in almost four months, as investors turned their attention to the G-7 meeting in Quebec this weekend for a showdown between the U.S. and their trading partners.
The MSCI Asia Pacific Index fell 0.6 percent to 175.12 as of 11:43a.m. in Hong Kong. While the measure pared its 5-day gain to 1.8 percent, it’s still poised for the best weekly advance since February 16. Benchmark stock gauges in Hong Kong, Korea and China all slipped.