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Global stocks reach new peak in world full of surprises

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By John GeddieLONDON (Reuters) - World stocks breached record highs on Monday as better-than-expected company earnings and economic data from the United States stole the focus from rising geopolitical tension over North Korea's nuclear programme.The U.S. dollar dipped slightly but held on to most of Friday's gains - its biggest daily rise this year - made after data showed the United States created more jobs than forecast last month.For those watching second quarter corporate results in recent weeks, there have been many such surprises. Of the nearly 1000 companies in the MSCI world index ...

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First Published: Mon, August 07 2017. 17:33 IST
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