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Global Markets: Stocks up on Asia push, muted Wall Street eyes Fed minutes

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By Rodrigo CamposNEW YORK (Reuters) - World stocks rose on Wednesday, hitting a four-month high on hopes for progress in trade talks between the United States and China, and a supportive backdrop from major central banks also helped push risk assets higher.Sterling shot up in mid-morning New York trading to turn positive on the day versus the U.S. dollar after Bloomberg News reported the Spanish foreign minister said a Brexit accord was being "hammered out."Stocks started with a rally in Asia that pushed the MSCI world equity index to its highest since October after U.S. President Donald ...

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First Published: Wed, February 20 2019. 22:26 IST