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Global Markets: Stocks choppy, dollar rises as historic Trump-Kim summit starts

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By Swati PandeySYDNEY (Reuters) - The dollar jumped to a 3-week top on Tuesday while stock markets in Asia were choppy as an historic U.S.-North Korea summit got underway in Singapore, raising some hopes it could pave the way to ending a nuclear stand-off on the Korean peninsula.U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un smiled for cameras after 41-minutes of one-on-one talks, just months after they traded insults and tensions spiralled in the region over the latter's nuclear programmes.Yet, there was some unease among investors about the outcome of the talks given the ...

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First Published: Tue, June 12 2018. 08:20 IST
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