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Asia stocks encouraged by bounce in S&P futures; confused on Syria

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By Wayne ColeSYDNEY (Reuters) - Asian shares edged higher on Monday as a bounce in U.S. stock futures soothed sentiment even as U.S. President Donald Trump kept up his twitter war with China over trade just a couple of days before President Xi Jinping gives a keynote speech.There was also little immediate reaction to reports U.S. forces had struck at sites in Syria, presumably in retaliation for an alleged chemical attack on civilians there. Trump said on Sunday there would be a "big price to pay" after medical aid groups reported dozens of people were killed by poison gas in a besieged ...

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First Published: Mon, April 09 2018. 08:22 IST