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Global Shares Lifted By US Stimulus Cheer And Brexit Relief

The MSCI world index, which tracks shares in 49 nations, rose 0.3% by 0907 GMT, boosted by strong opening gains in Europe and a positive session in Asia overnight, although trading was thinner due to the festive period.

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Global Shares Edge Up On News Trump Signs Aid Bill

Japan's Nikkei inched up 0.4%. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan rose 0.2%, though trade is slow with many markets still closed for holiday.

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Global Stocks And Sterling Pin Hopes On Brexit, Regulator Probe Stings Alibaba

MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan rose 0.45%. Australian stocks ended 0.33% higher, while Tokyo shares rose 0.45%.

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Stock Futures Slip As Trump Threatens To Derail Stimulus Bill

S&P 500 futures were down half a percent by mid-morning in Asia and European and British equity futures fell by the same margin as the news offset hints of progress toward a British trade deal with Europe.

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Global Markets: New COVID-19 Strain Inflicts Pain Across Markets, Triggers Volatility

Futures for the S&P 500 fell 2.5% while Nasdaq futures were down almost 1%, having opened firmer when U.S. Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell confirmed congressional leaders had agreed a roughly $900 billion COVID-19 relief bill.

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Global Stocks Falter, Sterling Skids As New COVID Strain Shuts UK

MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan dipped 0.2% after hitting a string of record peaks last week. Japan's Nikkei reversed early gains to be down 0.4%, off its highest since April 1991.

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Global Markets: Equities Dip, Oil Jumps, As Investors Wait On US Stimulus Package

Asian shares fell earlier in the day after Reuters reported the United States was set to add dozens of Chinese companies, including the country's top chipmaker, SMIC, to a trade blacklist later in the day.

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Asia Shares Retreat From Record, But U.S. Stimulus Hopes Buoy Market Mood

MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan dropped 0.3% from Thursday's record. Still, it's on track for a seventh consecutive week of gains - the longest such streak in about a year.

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Stimulus Hopes Boost Global Stocks To Record; Bitcoin Soars

MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan rose 0.6% to a record high. Japan's Nikkei rose 0.2% - just shy of a 29-year peak.

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Global Markets: Stocks Loiter At Record Highs, Waiting For Congress; Oil Jumps

MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan rose 0.3% to touch an all-time high. Japan's Nikkei rose 0.2%, though both fell back to flat while investors waited for U.S. lawmakers to agree on stimulus.

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Global Tocks Steady As Infection Fears Curb Vaccine Optimism

MSCI world equity index, which tracks shares in 49 countries, was flat by 0901 GMT after losses in Asia overnight, although European shares managed to post slight gains after a weaker open.

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Asian Stocks Weaken As Infection Worries Curb Vaccine Enthusiasm

Markets showed little reaction to China's industrial output, which grew in line with expectations in November, expanding for an eighth straight month as an economic recovery gathered pace.

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Global Stocks Look For Vaccine-Led Recovery, US Stimulus

MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan edged up 0.1%, having hit a string of record highs last week.

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Global Stocks Subdued By Brexit, U.S. Stimulus Doubts

Sterling lost 0.5%, and was set to end five straight weeks of gains as currency traders weighed an expected hit to the British economy should the sides fail to agree a deal.

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Wall Street Shakes Off Labor Market Data With Stimulus In Focus

The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 69.55 points, or 0.23%, to 29,999.26, the S&P 500 lost 4.72 points, or 0.13%, to 3,668.1 and the Nasdaq Composite added 66.86 points, or 0.54%, to 12,405.81.

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