* Nikkei at 5-month top, Asia-ex Japan highest in 6 weeks
* Chance of Fed tapering delay, Japan and China stimulus
* Dollar on defensive, activity curbed by U.S. holiday
* Oil skids as Saudis cut prices to Asia customers
SYDNEY, Sept 6 (Reuters) – Asian shares reached six-week peaks on Monday as the chance of low rates for longer in the United States combined with talk of more stimulus in Japan and China, while oil slid as the Saudis cut prices for Asian customers.
A holiday in the United States made for thin conditions but MSCI’s broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan still added 0.4% to the highest since late July.
Japan’s Nikkei gained 1.8% to a five-month top, extending a rally on hopes a new prime minister there would bring added fiscal spending.
Chinese blue chips rose 1.7% amid speculation Beijing would also be adding stimulus through fiscal and monetary policy.
Nasdaq futures inched up 0.1%, while S&P 500 futures…