GLOBAL MARKETS-Asian shares rise on hopes for US fiscal deal

Chikako Mogi
Reuters Middle East

* MSCI Asia ex-Japan up 0.7 pct, Nikkei eases from 2-monthhigh * Euro slips after Moody's scraps France's top-notch rating * Markets prone to profit taking ahead of U.S. long weekend * BOJ stands pat, RBA keeps rate cut option in Nov. 6minutes * European shares likely lower TOKYO, Nov 20 (Reuters

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