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Dollar up vs euro as ECB holds rates steady, launches review

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NEW YORK (Reuters) – The dollar rose against the euro on Thursday after the European Central Bank held interest rates steady and launched a broad review of its policy that was likely to see new President Christine Lagarde redefine the ECB’s main goal and how to achieve it. FILE PHOTO:......
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Virus fears keep stocks red; ECB gets ready to rethink

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LONDON (Reuters) – World shares fell on Thursday, led by the biggest decline in Chinese stocks in more than eight months, as concern mounted about the spread of a deadly virus in China. FILE PHOTO: The London Stock Exchange Group offices are seen in the City of London, Britain, December......
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ECB to launch review that will redefine its mission and tools

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FRANKFURT (Reuters) – European Central Bank President Christine Lagarde is set to launch a broad review of its policy on Thursday that is likely to see her redefine the ECB’s main goal and how to achieve it. FILE PHOTO: New European Central Bank (ECB) President Christine Lagarde addresses a news......
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Asian stocks bounce as investors welcome China virus response

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SINGAPORE (Reuters) – Asian stock markets recovered ground on Wednesday as China’s response to a virus outbreak tempered some fears of a global pandemic, although Shanghai shares initially slipped amid worries about a hit to domestic demand and tourism. An investor looks at a stock quotation board at a brokerage......
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Yuan, Australian dollar struggle to wipe off coronavirus concerns

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TOKYO (Reuters) – The yuan dipped and the Australian dollar hit a six-week low on Wednesday as investors feared the outbreak of a new coronavirus in China could create more headaches for the Chinese economy, which is already slowing because of the U.S.-China trade war. A Japanese 1,000 yen banknote......
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Asian stocks arrest slide but investors on edge over China virus

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SINGAPORE (Reuters) – Asian share markets steadied on Wednesday as investors took stock of the spread of a new strain of coronavirus from China and weighed the possible consequences of a global pandemic. An investor looks at a stock quotation board at a brokerage office in Beijing, China January 3,......
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Risk assets dragged lower by Chinese virus anxiety

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NEW YORK (Reuters) – Risk assets took a hit across the globe on Tuesday while the Japanese yen and some developed country bond prices gained as financial markets reacted to mounting concern about a new strain of flu-like virus in China. Traders work on the floor at the New York......
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China virus sends chill through markets as risks rise

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LONDON (Reuters) – Global stock markets took a hit on Tuesday as mounting concern about a new strain of coronavirus in China sent a ripple of risk aversion through markets. FILE PHOTO: The London Stock Exchange Group offices are seen in the City of London, Britain, December 29, 2017. REUTERS/Toby......
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China virus sends shiver through markets as risks mount

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LONDON (Reuters) – Global shares took a beating on Tuesday, wiping out all gains made at the start of the week as mounting concerns about a new strain of coronavirus in China sent a ripple of risk aversion through markets. FILE PHOTO: The London Stock Exchange Group offices are seen......
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Asia shares feel a chill as China virus risks mount

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SYDNEY (Reuters) – Asian shares took a sudden turn for the worse on Tuesday as mounting concerns about a new strain of coronavirus in China sent a ripple of risk aversion through markets. Investors look at computer screens showing stock information at a brokerage house in Shanghai, China January 16,......
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Asia shares lurch lower, China flu risks mount

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SYDNEY (Reuters) – Asian shares took a sudden lurch lower on Tuesday as mounting concerns about a new strain of pneumonia in China sent a ripple of risk aversion through markets. Investors look at computer screens showing stock information at a brokerage house in Shanghai, China January 16, 2020. REUTERS/Aly......
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Asia shares lurch lower, flu concerns a possible culprit

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SYDNEY (Reuters) – Asian shares took a sudden lurch lower on Tuesday as a ripple of risk aversion swept markets, though analysts could find no obvious trigger for the move. Investors look at computer screens showing stock information at a brokerage house in Shanghai, China January 16, 2020. REUTERS/Aly Song......
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Asia shares hold steady, BOJ and Trump awaited

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SYDNEY (Reuters) – Asian shares got off to a cautious start on Tuesday lacking any lead from Wall Street and after the IMF shaved its outlook for world growth this year, though it did offer a brighter view on China. Investors look at computer screens showing stock information at a......
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Global stocks stay near record highs; focus turns to central banks, earnings

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LONDON (Reuters) – World stocks traded just below record highs on Monday, pausing ahead of this week’s central bank meetings, economic data and earnings, while oil prices rose to their highest in over a week after blockades began shutting down two Libyan oilfields. FILE PHOTO: The London Stock Exchange Group......
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BBC Director General Hall to step down this year

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FILE PHOTO: BBC Director General Tony Hall makes a statement in London, Britain February 25, 2016. REUTERS/Adrian Dennis/pool LONDON (Reuters) – Tony Hall will step down as the director general of the BBC in the summer to make way for a new person who will negotiate the future for the......
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Feel good factor keeps world stocks near record highs, oil jumps

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LONDON (Reuters) – World stocks held near record highs on Monday as generally better data and earnings bolstered sentiment, while oil prices hit their highest in over a week after two large crude production bases in Libya began shutting down following a blockade. FILE PHOTO: The London Stock Exchange Group......
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Asia shares camp on high ground, oil jumps on Libya shutdown

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SYDNEY (Reuters) – Asian shares neared a 20-month top on Monday as Wall Street extended its run of record peaks on solid U.S. economic data and lashes of liquidity from the Federal Reserve. Investors look at screens showing stock information at a brokerage house in Shanghai, China January 16, 2020.......
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Shares set fresh records, lifted by U.S. housing data

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NEW YORK (Reuters) – Key world equity indexes scaled new highs on Friday, boosted by a surge in U.S. housing starts to levels last seen in 2006, while the greenback rose to a one-week high against the euro on expectations of solid economic growth. FILE PHOTO: Traders work on the......
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World shares gain as China data fuels bets on growth

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LONDON (Reuters) – World shares rose to record highs on Friday, buoyed by Chinese growth figures that suggested the world’s second-biggest economy was stabilizing. FILE PHOTO: The London Stock Exchange Group offices are seen in the City of London, Britain, December 29, 2017. REUTERS/Toby Melville Riskier assets were in demand......
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World shares up as China data fuels bets on growth

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LONDON/SHANGHAI (Reuters) – World shares rose to record highs on Friday, buoyed by Chinese data that suggested the world’s second-biggest economy was stabilizing. FILE PHOTO: The London Stock Exchange Group offices are seen in the City of London, Britain, December 29, 2017. REUTERS/Toby Melville Riskier assets were in demand worldwide......

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