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Global Markets: Stocks pare gains on U.S.-China trade tensions, Syria, but euro buoyant

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By Shinichi SaoshiroTOKYO (Reuters) - Asian stocks rose modestly on Wednesday but pared early gains as caution again crept into markets over strained U.S-China trade ties and escalating tensions in Syria.Spreadbetters expected European stocks to open lower, with Britain's FTSE seen losing 0.3 percent, Germany's DAX slipping 0.4 percent and France's CAC shedding 0.4 percent.Wall Street also looked set for a softer start with S&P mini futures down 0.5 percent.Chinese President Xi Jinping and U.S. President Donald Trump both struck conciliatory tones on Tuesday, which analysts hoped could open ...

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First Published: Wed, April 11 2018. 11:17 IST