Shares fall in thin trade, oil slips after jump

photoTOKYO (Reuters) – Asian shares eased Wednesday in low volume with many market players away for year-end holidays, while oil slipped after surging the day before on concerns about supply disruptions after Iran threatened to stop the flow of oil from the Gulf. MSCI’s broadest index of Asia Pacific shares outside Japan fell 0.3 percent, keeping it on track for a yearly loss of about 17 percent, underperforming a 12 percent decline in European shares and a 9 percent drop in world stocks. Japan’s Nikkei stock average opened down 0. …