* Asian stock markets : https://tmsnrt.rs/2zpUAr4

* Nikkei edges toward huge chart resistance

* Focus on US CPI and retail sales, China Aug data

* Tensions mount as Fed Sept policy meeting looms

By Wayne Cole

SYDNEY, Sept 13 (Reuters) – Asian shares made a guarded start on Monday to a week packed with important U.S. and Chinese economic data and the launch of Apple’s latest iPhones, while the Nikkei was tantalisingly near heights last visited in 1990.

Japanese shares have been on a tear as hopes for fresh stimulus from a new Prime Minister saw the Nikkei surge 4.3% last week. The Topix has already scaled that peak, while the Nikkei turned hesitant early on Monday.

Reports U.S. Democrats were considering proposals to raise taxes on corporations and the wealthy, while not exactly new, could make for a cautious mood.

Adding to concerns about Beijing’s regulatory crackdown was an FT report it aimed to break up Alipay, the hugely popular…

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