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Members of the House will now be required to disclose bitcoin, other cryptocurrency holdings

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UK

FTSE 100 ends higher, rising from 6-week low as Ocado, tobacco firms rally

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By Carla Mozee and Sara Sjolin, MarketWatch. Ocado, tobacco stocks rise after analyst comments. U.K. stocks rose on Tuesday, with tobacco companies among biggest gainers after a positive broker note, helping London's blue-chip index bounce off a six-week low that it reached as trade tensions between the U.S. and China escalated.

Europe

European stocks stage recovery, but U.S.-China trade tensions remain

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By Carla Mozee and Sara Sjolin, MarketWatch. Tobacco stocks rise on ratings call. European stocks on Wednesday bounced off a nearly three-week low, staging a recovery as traders came to terms with the further deterioration in the trade relationship between the U.S. and China that sent equities world-wide tumbling in the prior session.

Asia

Asian markets struggle to recover from Tuesday's big losses

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Chinese indexes fare the worst; Nikkei gives up early gains. Asian markets struggled to recover Wednesday from the previous day's losses, with indexes around the region mixed in early trading. Chinese stocks fared the worst, adding to Tuesday's plunge and moving them closer to bear-market territory.

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