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Global shares steady after Wall Street rally fizzles

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SEOUL, Jan 11 (AP) - Global shares were mixed Thursday, with Europe steady and Asia posting modest losses after main Wall Street benchmarks fell for the first time in 2018. Unconfirmed reports Thursday that China may slow its purchases of U.S. government bonds weighed on investor sentiment. China's trade minister rejected the reports as false.
KEEPING SCORE: Britain's FTSE 100 lost 0.1 percent to 7,744.75. France's CAC 40 was flat at 5,505.51, while Germany's DAX dipped 0.2 percent to...
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German economy grew in 2017 at fastest pace in 6 years

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Berlin, Jan 11 (AP) - The German economy accelerated last year to grow by 2.2 percent, putting in its strongest performance for six years thanks primarily to increasing demand at home, official data showed Thursday.
The figure released by the Federal Statistical Office was the strongest since...
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Asian shares mixed after Wall Street rally fizzles

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Seoul, Jan 11 (AP) - Asian stock markets were mixed on Thursday after Wall Street benchmarks posted their first losses of 2018. Reports that China may slow its purchases of U.S. government bonds weighed on investor sentiment.
KEEPING SCORE: Japan's Nikkei 225 fell 0.3 percent to 23,710.43 and...
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