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Banks lead European stocks higher after Fed hints at rate hike

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European stocks mark time as investors focus on U.S. Fed

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European stocks waver as traders brace for Fed policy update

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European stocks get a lift as North Korea tensions cool

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FTSE 100 pivots to end higher as pound weakens after May's Brexit speech

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Prime Minister Theresa May delivers Brexit details in Italy. U.K. stocks reversed course and rallied to the close on Friday after Prime Minister Theresa May failed to instill confidence about the continuing Brexit talks at a speech in Florence, sparking weakness in sterling. During the speech, the U.K. leader confirmed that no exit deal is better than a bad deal, while urging the European Union, from which Britain is ending its ties, to be flexible in its approach to its future...

US

Stock market bears take a swipe at ETF investors

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Asia

Asian markets rattled by latest North Korean nuclear threat

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Yen spikes after mention of hydrogen-bomb test in Pacific. Equity markets across the Asia-Pacific region were down on Friday, with stocks in Japan reversing early gains following fresh threats from North Korea, while China-related stocks declined on a credit-rating downgrade. North Korean Foreign Minister Ri Yong Ho said late Thursday in New York that the country may consider a nuclear test of "unprecedented scale" in the Pacific Ocean, according to South Korea's Yonhap News...

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