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Stocks drift, dollar firms as growth fears stifle sentiment

European stocks edge up 0.3% on defensive names Markets overall subdued amid China, U.S. growth fears Dollar gains as investors seek safety LONDON, Aug 16 (Reuters) – European stocks crept sluggishly higher on Tuesday as investors sought safety in defensive names, while risk aversion likewise lifted the safe haven dollar following weak Chinese and U.S. …

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Asia shares mixed, China cuts rates as data disappoints

FILE PHOTO – People pass by an electronic screen showing Japan’s Nikkei share price index inside a conference hall in Tokyo, Japan June 14, 2022. REUTERS/Issei Kato Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register https://tmsnrt.rs/2zpUAr4 Nikkei edges up, S&P 500 futures dip PBOC cuts key rates, China data badly miss forecasts Eyes on …

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Hope for smaller rate rises to lift Wall Street, oil gains

LONDON, Aug 11 (Reuters) – Wall Street headed for another day of gains on Thursday as investors banked on peaking inflation persuading central banks to dial back on their anticipated interest rate hikes in September. The prospect of less aggressive tightening in borrowing costs sent the dollar lower, while oil prices rallied after the International …

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Oil drops with dollar on recession fears; Wall Street ends mixed

Oil hits pre-Ukraine lows as demand outlook worsens Bank of England expects recession throughout 2023 Treasury yield curve inversion deepens Dollar drops; sterling slides against euro OTTAWA, Aug 4 (Reuters) – Crude oil sank with Treasury yields and the dollar on Thursday as recession worries intensified following the Bank of England’s warning of a drawn-out …

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Wall Street rallies on economic data, crude falls as stockpiles jump

NEW YORK, Aug 3 (Reuters) – U.S. stocks jumped to a sharply higher close and Treasury yields touched two-week highs on Wednesday as robust economic data, upbeat corporate guidance and easing geopolitical concerns boosted investor risk appetite. Front-month crude futures dropped following a report that U.S. stockpiles of crude and gasoline unexpectedly surged last week. …

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