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Global Markets: Nikkei rise on report of North Korea nuclear offer

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By Wayne ColeSYDNEY (Reuters) - Asian stocks looked set for guarded gains on Friday on reports North Korean leader Kim Jong Un had offered to stop nuclear testing and to arrange a meeting with U.S. President Donald Trump.Fox News reported the offer was to be announced by South Korea's national security adviser at a White House event at 0000 GMT.The mood had already brightened a little after Trump pressed ahead with tariffs but offered conditional exemptions for Canada and Mexico, offering at least the hope a full-blown trade war could be averted.The White House said other countries could ...

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First Published: Fri, March 09 2018. 05:40 IST