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Global Markets: Asia shares extend rally, pound bewildered by politics

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By Wayne ColeSYDNEY (Reuters) - Asian shares sought to rally for a third session on Tuesday as hopes for upbeat corporate earnings buoyed Wall Street, while several high-profile resignations from Britain's government kept sterling on the defensive.MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan put on 0.2 percent in early trade, adding to a 1.3 percent rise on Monday.Japan's Nikkei climbed 0.8 percent and South Korea 0.6 percent, while E-mini futures for the S&P 500 firmed 0.1 percent.Sentiment has been soothed by a bounce in Chinese shares which saw Shanghai blue chips climb ...

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First Published: Tue, July 10 2018. 05:52 IST