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Stocks, dollar up on trade hopes; Wall Street set for fourth week gains

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NEW YORK (Reuters) – Major stock indexes rose worldwide on Friday and the dollar was on track for its first positive week this year, boosted by optimism that the trade conflict between the United States and China may come to an end. FILE PHOTO: Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange Read More

Stocks buoyed by trade hopes, set for best weekly winning streak in half a year

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LONDON (Reuters) – Global stocks rose to their highest in more than a month on Friday after a report suggested progress towards resolving the trade dispute between the United States and China. FILE PHOTO: A man is reflected on an electronic board showing a graph analyzing recent change of Nikkei stock index outside a brokerage Read More

Asia stocks rise broadly on U.S.-China trade relief

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TOKYO (Reuters) – Asian stocks rose across the board on Friday as a report of progress in U.S.-China trade talks stirred hopes of a deal in their tariff dispute and supported risk sentiment. FILE PHOTO: A man is reflected on an electronic board showing a graph analyzing recent change of Nikkei stock index outside a Read More

Asia stocks advance on U.S.-China trade relief

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TOKYO (Reuters) – Asian stocks advanced on Friday as a report of progress in U.S.-China trade talks stirred hopes of a deal in their tariff dispute and supported risk sentiment. FILE PHOTO: A man is reflected on an electronic board showing a graph analyzing recent change of Nikkei stock index outside a brokerage in Tokyo, Read More

Gloomy forecast for Davos: crises aplenty, but few world leaders

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MILAN (Reuters) – An array of crises will keep several world leaders away from the annual World Economic Forum in Davos next week, which takes place against a backdrop of deepening gloom over the global economic and political outlook. World Economic Forum (WEF) President Borge Brende attends a news conference ahead of the Davos annual Read More

Asia stocks gain on hopes for eased U.S.-China tension

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TOKYO (Reuters) – Asian stocks gained early on Friday, as hopes for a thaw in the U.S.-China trade conflict fed investor appetites for risk assets. FILE PHOTO: A man is reflected on an electronic board showing a graph analyzing recent change of Nikkei stock index outside a brokerage in Tokyo, Japan, January 7, 2019. REUTERS/Kim Read More

U.S. stocks edge up on defense, healthcare gains; pound firms

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NEW YORK (Reuters) – Gains in defense shares as well as healthcare helped to keep U.S. stocks in positive territory on Thursday, while an end to the latest chapter in Britain’s exit from the European Union, Prime Minister Theresa May’s defeat of a confidence vote, lifted sterling. Traders work on the floor of the New Read More

'Europe needs change': Berlusconi running for EU Parliament

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Silvio Berlusconi has thrown himself back into politics and will run in May’s European Parliament elections after a court lifted a ban last year. The 82-year-old former Italian prime minister said he was standing as a candidate for his centre-right Forza Italia party in Sardinia. He told supporters on the Mediterranean island: “At my ripe Read More

Banks turn stocks red, pound finds some peace

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LONDON (Reuters) – Concern over China’s economic outlook and possible U.S. tariffs on European cars dragged stocks lower on Thursday, while an anti-climactic end to the latest chapter in the Brexit saga offered sterling a moment’s peace. FILE PHOTO: New one pound coins, which come into circulation today, are seen in London, Britain March 28, Read More

Weak Morgan Stanley results, trade worries to pull Wall St. lower at open

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(Reuters) – Wall Street’s main indexes were set to retreat from one-month highs on Thursday, hit by Morgan Stanley’s weak results and renewed concerns over the progress of Sino-U.S. trade talks. FILE PHOTO: Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in New York, U.S., January 10, 2019. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid Shares Read More