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Global Markets: Euro soars to three-year high, stocks shatter records

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By Helen ReidLONDON (Reuters) - Record high world stocks headed for an eighth straight week of gains on Friday, while the euro sailed to a three-year high as progress on forming a German government added to signs the ECB may accelerate an end to its stimulus.MSCI's broadest gauge of the world's stock markets hit yet another all-time high as it bulldozed towards its longest weekly winning streak since 2010.It has already surged 3.5 percent since the start of the year. U.S. stocks were also set to open 0.1-0.4 percent higher, which should ring in yet more Wall Street records and erase any ...

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First Published: Fri, January 12 2018. 18:42 IST