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Global Markets: Sterling and metals shine brightest as risk appetite returns

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By Marc JonesLONDON (Reuters) - A gradual return of risk appetite lifted world shares on Tuesday, while there were milestones aplenty as sterling hit a post-Brexit high and U.S. sanctions on Russia drove aluminium prices to a 7-year peak.Chinese data that provided a bit of something for everyone kept Asia largely in check overnight, but Europe started well with only London's FTSE lagging as the pound's power weighed on its big exporters. There were more signs of China opening up its economy too and a steadier Russian rouble showed investors were also gradually shifting attention away from ...

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First Published: Tue, April 17 2018. 14:38 IST