GLOBAL MARKETS-Asia slips as commodities languish, Canada vote weighs on loonie

Tue Oct 20, 2015 12:54am EDT
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* Spreadbetters see slightly lower open for European stocks

* MSCI Asia-Pacific index dips 0.3 percent

* Liberals set to win Canada vote, loonie extends losses

* China growth woes weigh on copper, crude oil

* Euro/dollar struggles near 10-day low with ECB in focus

By Shinichi Saoshiro

TOKYO, Oct 20 (Reuters) - Asian equities were mostly lower on Tuesday after commodity prices languished in the wake of China's soft growth data and dampened risk sentiment.

The euro hovered near a 10-day low ahead of a European Central Bank meeting that could open the door for yet more monetary easing.

With risk appetite flagging in Asia, spreadbetters expected a slightly lower open for Britain's FTSE, Germany's DAX and France's CAC.   Continued...