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Asian stocks rise on back of Wall Street; gold slips

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Asian stocks opened higher on the back of a strong Wall Street with markets discounting the potential impact of Italy's referendum vote, while U.S. Treasury yields firmed as robust economic data pointed to an interest rate hike next week. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan rose 0.4 percent in early trade with Antiopodean markets leading gains.

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UK

FTSE 100 ends higher as bank stocks recover from downbeat start

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By Carla Mozee and Victor Reklaitis, MarketWatch. Shares in RBS rise after bank settles with some litigants. U.K. stocks closed higher Monday, with bank shares shaking off losses as investors assessed the fallout from the resignation of Italy's prime minister following a referendum defeat over the weekend.

Europe

Italian stocks fall after voters reject Renzi in referendum

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By Sara Sjolin and Carla Mozee, MarketWatch. But Stoxx Europe 600 rises as investors shake off the news. Italian stocks retreated Monday after Prime Minister Matteo Renzi's resignation announcement following defeat of a constitutional referendum, but questions remain about political uncertainty and the possibility of another eurozone crisis.

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FTSE 100 ends at 3-week low as mining, oil shares pull back

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FTSE 100 closes lower as pound strength, inflation worries hobble blue-chips

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FTSE 100 ends higher as OPEC deal powers oil shares

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OPEC concerns drag FTSE 100 lower for second day

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Stoxx Europe 600 drops to 2-week low as Italy's referendum looms

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Stoxx Europe 600 ends lower ahead of Italy's referendum

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European stocks end higher as energy sector soars on OPEC deal

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Italian referendum, OPEC talks keep European stocks in tight ranges

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US

Eliminating Obama's Fiduciary Rule Easier Said Than Done

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Some on Wall Street already are celebrating the demise of the Obama administration's fiduciary rule for retirement savings, but news of its death has been greatly exaggerated. Scrapping or even delaying the regulation, due to take effect in April, is tricky. In simple terms, the Labor Department rule requires that financial advisers act in their clients' best interest when guiding them on retirement- savings options, replacing a looser standard that their advice merely be...

Asia

Asian shares drop, as Italian referendum hit bank stocks

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Defense shares up in Taiwan after Trump's Twitter comments on China. Stock markets in Asia fell Monday, as investors feared the "no" vote in Italy's referendum could hurt the country's banking system and spark global contagion. Major markets in Asia saw sharp drops at the start of trade Monday, but these losses moderated over the day.

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Oil prices log highest settlement since July 2015

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Fed officials warn Trump that fiscal policy must be smart

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Dow closes at all-time high as Trump rally marches on

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Nikkei pulls back from yearly high as Trump effect fades

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Nikkei hits best close of 2016 as OPEC deal lifts Asian markets

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Asian markets fall as worries over OPEC, Italian vote weigh

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Asian markets drop on concerns OPEC won't get a deal done

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