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Global Markets: Safe haven assets slide on hope Syria mission is accomplished

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By Abhinav RamnarayanLONDON (Reuters) - Investors shed safe-haven assets such as gold and government bonds while oil prices plummeted on Monday on expectations that the weekend's missile attacks on Syria would not mark the start of greater Western involvement in the conflict there.European shares were broadly flat, however, adding to a mixed picture in Asian stock markets and suggesting that a degree of caution still prevails."There is some relief that a direct confrontation between the U.S. and Russia over Syria has been avoided," said DZ Bank rate strategist Daniel Lenz, after Russian ...

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First Published: Mon, April 16 2018. 14:32 IST
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