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European stocks finished in the green after strong PMIs

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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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UK

FTSE 100 under pressure as banks fall, pound rises against the euro

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Consumer-credit growth represents' pocket of risk', says Bank of England committee. U.K. stocks slipped Monday, struggling as sterling climbed against the euro in the wake of Germany's general election, and as bank stocks sagged as the Bank of England reiterated a warning about risks from credit growth. The FTSE 100 index fell 0.1% to close at 7,301.29, led by financial and mining shares.

US

SEC staff forced to tell chairman about hack when stolen data used by inside trader

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Despite immediately patching the hole hackers went through, inside traders were now using the non-public information stolen from SEC systems. Securities and Exchange Commission lawyers reluctantly realized while investigating an insider-trading case in August that it was time to tell new chairman Jay Clayton about a major breach of the agency's systems that happened in 2016. Why now? Because despite immediately patching the hole that hackers went through, their case was...

Asia

Asian stocks slide after China takes steps to cool real estate market

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Apple suppliers fall in Taiwan; New Zealand stocks rise after election. Asia-Pacific markets ended mostly lower on Monday after the Chinese government's action on real estate and cooling sentiment about Apple. Investors in the region largely shrugging of election results in Germany and New Zealand.

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