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Global Markets: Asian shares, dollar fall as U.S. trade fears eclipse strong China data

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By Swati PandeySYDNEY (Reuters) - Shares faltered and the dollar skidded on Wednesday as investors fretted over the threat of new U.S. tariffs on Chinese imports, brushing aside data that showed the Asian economy got off to a solid start in 2018.Investor appetite for risk was also hit by U.S. President Donald Trump's move to fire his Secretary of State, regarded as a moderate in his administration, reinforcing market uncertainty about Trump's future policies.In a sign the equity market sell-off would extend elsewhere, S&P E-Mini futures were down 0.1 percent while FTSE futures slipped 0.3 ...

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First Published: Wed, March 14 2018. 11:14 IST
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