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Globalization's castaways haunt central bankers

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After a turbulent year of anti-globalization backlash, central bankers still argue open borders and free trade are the key to more jobs, growth and prosperity.

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Dollar regains some footing after falling on Trump's comments

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Asia stocks brush off Wall St. slide after Trump's comments, dollar revives

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Hershey Trust to sell 4.5 million shares of Hershey Co

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Ahead of Lee verdict, Samsung Group lacks leadership 'Plan B'

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Uber second-quarter bookings increase, loss narrows

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FTSE 100 inches higher as U.K. growth data come into focus

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Dixons Carphone plunge 25% after profit warning. U.K. stocks moved higher on Thursday, but with investors remaining cautious ahead of a fresh reading on second-quarter economic growth and the summit of global central bankers in Jackson Hole. Meanwhile, shares in Dixons Carphone PLC plummeted 30% after the retailer warned on profit, citing challenges to its mobile phone business.

Europe

European stocks end lower amid strong factory activity

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WPP shares fall 10% after ad giant cuts revenue growth view. European stocks slumped Wednesday, with investors assessing fresh data on the health of the eurozone economy, as market participants counted down to a key meeting of central bankers. The Stoxx Europe 600 index lost 0.5% to close at 373.92, partly erasing a 0.8% jump from Tuesday, when the benchmark ended a three-session losing streak.

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FTSE 100 logs minuscule gain as weak pound offsets wider European selloff

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FTSE 100 led higher by miners; Provident plunges 66%

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FTSE 100 slips as renewed U.S.-North Korea tensions prompt caution

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FTSE 100 drops as travel shares rattled after terrorists attack in Spain

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European stocks snap 3-day losing run as miners jump on 'Turnaround Tuesday'

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European stocks end lower, but Fiat Chrysler and Maersk shine

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European stocks sell off after deadly terrorist attack in Barcelona

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European stocks pull back as Fed rate-hike doubts hurt bank shares

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US

FTSE 100 inches higher as U.K. growth data come into focus

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Dixons Carphone plunge 25% after profit warning. U.K. stocks moved higher on Thursday, but with investors remaining cautious ahead of a fresh reading on second-quarter economic growth and the summit of global central bankers in Jackson Hole. Meanwhile, shares in Dixons Carphone PLC plummeted 30% after the retailer warned on profit, citing challenges to its mobile phone business.

Asia

Hong Kong leads slight Asian market gains

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Investors remain wary ahead of Jackson Hole meeting. Equity markets in Asia gained slightly Thursday, with indexes trading in a tight range as investors await guidance from a key meeting of global central bankers. Hong Kong's Hang Seng Index led the region's increases, rising 0.4%, as it played catch-up after being shut the previous session from Typhoon Hato, in the market's first full-day trading suspension due to weather since October.

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5 things you don't know about Germany's Angela Merkel

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Here's what investors will be watching when Draghi, Yellen speak at Jackson Hole

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Hong Kong leads slight Asian market gains

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Trump 'shutdown' threat rattles stock market

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Asian markets gain despite Jackson Hole uncertainties

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Singapore stocks end 5-day slump as Asian markets end broadly higher

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Australia, Japan lead Asian market decliners

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Nikkei slumps to 3-month low as Asian markets dip

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