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Global Markets: Stocks shaky as Syria tensions pound Russia's rouble

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By Marc JonesLONDON (Reuters) - Financial markets remained fragile on Wednesday as heightened tensions over Syria and U.S. sanctions drove Russia's rouble to a two-year low and nagging worries about a U.S.-China trade war boosted traditional safety plays at the expense of the dollar.Many of Europe and Asia's stock markets were back in the red after two days of gains, gold was up for a fourth session, though it was the hammering of Russia's and also Turkey's currencies that drew most attention.The rouble slumped as much as 2.3 percent against the dollar and almost as much versus the euro, ...

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First Published: Wed, April 11 2018. 15:58 IST