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Global Markets: Asia stocks firm as trade war fears ease, euro buoyant

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By Shinichi SaoshiroTOKYO (Reuters) - Asian stocks were firm on Wednesday as investors lapped up the positive mood in markets after China's President Xi Jinping helped ease fears over a U.S.-China trade row, while the euro hovered near two-week highs.In overnight trade, Wall Street rallied strongly, taking the baton from a solid Asian session that was driven by Xi's speech seen as striking a more conciliatory stance following a week of tit-for-tat tariff threats between Beijing and Washington. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan edged up 0.1 percent.Australian stocks ...

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First Published: Wed, April 11 2018. 06:14 IST