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Oil prices fall as market awaits Trump decision on Iran

Oil prices eased slightly on Tuesday, a day after hitting three-year highs, as investors braced for President Donald Trump’s decision on whether to withdraw the United States from the Iran nuclear deal. Asian shares picked up, helped by technology stocks as generally upbeat earnings overcame weakness in the global smartphone market and concerns about more […]

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Sell-off in tech stocks eases as investors mull earnings growth

A sell-off in technology shares that began Monday in Asia and picked up pace in the US began to ease Tuesday, as investors mull the potential for weaker earnings growth among companies that have led gains over the past year. Stocks came off their lows of the day in Tokyo, and were up in Seoul […]

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Dollar falls to three-year low as euro edges back

The dollar fell to a three-year low against its peers on Wednesday, losing its earlier bounce as the euro edged back after shaking off a setback to Chancellor Angela Merkel’s chances of forging a “grand coalition” in Germany. The dollar index against a basket of six major currencies last stood little changed at 90.446 after […]

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European stocks start 2018 in the red, failing to capitalise on a positive Asian session

European stocks started 2018 in the red, failing to capitalise on a positive Asian session as the strength of the region’s common currency weighed on exporters. The euro headed for its strongest level in three years as the region’s buoyant economy was seen increasing the chances of an end to central bank stimulus this year. […]

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