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Stocks dumped for safe havens as bank fears flare

Asian share markets were scorched on Tuesday as stability concerns put a torch to European bank stocks and sent investors stampeding to only the safest of safe haven assets. As fear overwhelmed greed, yields on longer-term Japanes

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Asia stocks jump, yen weakens as BOJ adopts negative rates

Asian shares jumped on Friday and the yen swooned after the Bank of Japan stunned markets by adopting negative interest rates in its boldest step yet to reinflate the long-languishing economy.   The yen fell acro

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Markets hit 3-year low as China weakness spreads

Asian stocks dived to three-year lows on Monday as a rout in Chinese equities gathered pace, hastening an exodus from riskier assets as fears of a China-led global economic slowdown roiled world markets. Safe-haven government bond

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World shares at six-year peak

World stocks were putting the finishing touches on a bumper year on Monday, steady at a six-year peak as rising benchmark bond yields and commodity prices underscored expectations of firmer global growth in 2014. Britain's FTS

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Improving economic data lifts shares as Syria risk eases

A delay in potential US military action in Syria and improving economic data from China and Europe boosted appetite for riskier assets on Monday, lifting world shares and sending the yen lower. Oil prices also fell after US Presid

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IPIC refinances $677m Yen loan

Abu Dhabi state-owned fund International Petroleum Investment Co has refinanced a 67.5 billion yen ($676.7 million) loan it used to purchase a stake in Japan's Cosmo Oil, two banking sources said on Tuesday. The original loan

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Dollar storms to 101 yen, highest in 4 years

The dollar extended its relentless rally against the Japanese currency on Friday to break above 101 to its highest since April 2009, after signs that Japanese investors are buying more foreign assets provided yet another reason to sell yen.

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G20 steps back from currency brink, heat off Japan

  The Group of 20 nations declared there would be no currency war and deferred plans to set new debt-cutting targets, underlining broad concern about the fragile state of the world economy.

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Currency wars come to Moscow G20 talks

  It may not be hand-to-hand combat, but 'currency wars' came to Moscow on Friday as finance officials from the Group of 20 nations sparred over Japan's expansive policies that have driv

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Kuwait fund fears currency war in SE Asia

The decline of the yen could spark a currency war in southeast Asia, Badr al-Saad, the head of Kuwait's sovereign wealth fund, said in comments aired on Saturday. The Chinese economy will grow between 7.7 per cent to 8 per cen

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