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Global Markets: Asia stocks steady as markets eye U.S.-China trade talks, dollar elevated

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By Shinichi SaoshiroTOKYO (Reuters) - Asian stocks were steady on Friday amid caution over developments in U.S.-China trade negotiations, while the dollar perched near a five-month peak after the benchmark U.S. Treasury yield hit its highest in seven years.Spreadbetters expected European stocks to open mixed, with Britain's FTSE dipping 0.1 percent, Germany's DAX rising 0.13 percent and France's CAC little changed. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan was little changed. The index was headed for a 1 percent loss this week.Hong Kong's Hang Seng rose 0.17 percent and ...

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First Published: Fri, May 18 2018. 10:55 IST
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