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Dollar edges up, markets take North Korea missile test in stride

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The dollar edged higher against a basket of currencies on Monday, moving away from last week's 6-1/2-month lows and shrugging off news of North Korea's latest missile test as investor attention turned to the Federal Reserve's expected interest rate hike next month.

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Asia stocks drift down from 2-year highs, pound nurses losses

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Russia squares up to Boeing, Airbus with maiden jet flight

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Supply problems hit production at BMW: Focus

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Russia squares up to Boeing, Airbus with maiden jet flight

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Beijing bling: Hyundai plots China branding reboot after missile row

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FTSE 100 notches a record, as pound falls below $1.28

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YouGov poll has Tories holding smaller lead over Labour Party. Friday's session ended with an all-time high for U.K.' s benchmark for blue-chip stocks, as the pound dropped to a one- month low after a poll showed a further narrowing of the ruling Conservative Party's lead before the country's general election. The FTSE 100 rose 0.4% to close at 7,547.63, leaping over its previous closing high of 7,522.03, notched May 16, FactSet data showed.

Europe

European stocks close lower as oil, auto shares pull back

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Trump complains about German car sales in the U.S., Der Spiegel reports. European stocks finished lower Friday, leaving the regional benchmark with a tiny weekly loss, with oil and gas shares pushed down on disappointment stemming from OPEC's agreement to extend production cuts. The Stoxx Europe 600 ended 0.2% lower at 391.35, led by the energy and financial sectors.

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FTSE 100 ends slightly higher, but energy shares curb gains after OPEC decision

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FTSE 100 outperforms Europe to end at 1-week high

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U.K. stocks close lower after Manchester attack, pound spike

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U.K. stocks rise for 2nd day as election poll weighs on pound

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European stocks end lower, led by Petrofac's 30% plunge

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European stocks end mostly lower as traders await Fed minutes

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European stocks end higher as economic activity hovers at 6-year high

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European stocks finish lower after Merkel says euro 'too weak'

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Oil prices drift south as investors ponder the post-OPEC meeting market

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Oil prices slowly trended lower on Monday, reversing some of the gains seen ahead of the close in the U.S. on Friday, as the post-OPEC environment continues to develop. Crude futures slumped nearly 5% on Thursday after the production-cut deal led by the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries was extended by nine months but not deepened--disappointing some who anticipated output cuts would increase. Oil, though, finished up nearly 2% Friday thanks to the late U.S. gains.

Asia

Asian markets shrug off latest North Korean missile test

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Slow day, with markets in U.S., U.K. and China closed. Global equity markets had a muted beginning to the week, with holidays set to slow activity world-wide, as investors shrugged off North Korea's latest missile launch. North Korea fired an unidentified projectile within about 320 kilometers of Japan's coastline, marking the third week in a row that it has launched a missile.

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Asian markets shrug off latest North Korean missile test

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Nikkei slips below 20,000, Aussie stocks also fall on weak oil prices

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Asia stocks higher; South Korea shares soar as interest rates hold steady

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Chinese stocks rise, push past 1st China credit downgrade in nearly 30 years

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Asian stocks rise as investors fret less about U.S. political concerns

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