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Global stocks pause, yields drop as investors weigh risks

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By Lewis KrauskopfNEW YORK (Reuters) - A gauge of global stocks fell on Wednesday and benchmark government bond yields declined as investors weighed signs of risk in the markets and with U.S. policy.MSCI's gauge of stocks across the globe shed 0.41 percent, while Wall Street's benchmark S&P 500 index edged lower for its fourth straight session of losses. Oil prices sank to two-week lows, weighing on energy shares. Stocks have paused after getting a fresh leg to their record-setting rally, fuelled by improving prospects for a U.S. bill that would slash corporate taxes. But investors are now ...

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First Published: Thu, December 07 2017. 03:05 IST