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China to step up economic stimulus in slowdown fight

BEIJING (Reuters) – China will take steps to spur growth amid a trade war with the United States, but there is limited room for aggressive stimulus in an economy already laden with massive debts and a property market prone to credit-driven spikes, policy insiders said. FILE PHOTO: A woman walks …

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Asia stocks at seven-week top after U.S. techs rise

TOKYO (Reuters) – Asian stocks rallied to a seven-week high on Friday, buoyed by gains in U.S. technology firms as pockets of strength in corporate earnings eased some of the anxiety over a slowing global economy. FILE PHOTO – Pedestrians walk past an electronic board showing the graphs of the …

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Asia stocks gain, euro struggles after dovish ECB

TOKYO (Reuters) – Asian stocks inched higher on Friday, buoyed by gains in U.S. technology shares, but gains were capped by worries over slowing growth in Europe and caution ahead of several key events next week including U.S.-China trade talks. FILE PHOTO – Pedestrians walk past an electronic board showing …

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Nasdaq boosted by chip rally, Dow, S&P 500 stall

NEW YORK (Reuters) – The S&P 500 edged higher but the Dow closed nominally lower on Thursday as lingering anxieties about slowing global growth and unresolved trade disputes undercut a spate of strong earnings, while chipmakers rallied to give the Nasdaq a solid gain. Fourth-quarter earnings continued to be generally …

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Google asks U.S. Supreme Court to end Oracle copyright case

FILE PHOTO: The Google logo is pictured at the entrance to the Google offices in London, Britain January 18, 2019. REUTERS/Hannah McKay/File Photo (Reuters) – Alphabet Inc’s Google on Thursday asked the U.S. Supreme Court to free it from a billion-dollar copyright case brought by Oracle Corp that dates to …

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