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Global Markets: Asian stocks ease on anxiety over trade, growth risks

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By Shinichi SaoshiroTOKYO (Reuters) - Asian stocks lost ground on Friday as investors worried about a broadening global economic slowdown, with sentiment not helped by the absence of any positive signs for a resolution in the U.S.-China trade row.Safe-haven government bonds benefited in the face of growing anxiety over the global outlook, with German and Japanese debt yields falling to their lowest in over two years.Spreadbetters expected European stocks to open mixed, with Britain's FTSE inching up 0.1 percent, Germany's DAX retreating 0.05 percent and France's CAC starting flat.MSCI's ...

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First Published: Fri, February 08 2019. 11:40 IST