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Global Markets: U.S. earnings hopes and trade war lull keep world shares near three-week high

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By Sujata RaoLONDON (Reuters) - World shares hovered near three-week highs on Tuesday, supported by optimism about U.S. company earnings and hopes that global economic growth can withstand trade tensions, although political bickering kept British markets on the backfoot.Wall Street was set for a firmer opening after enjoying its best session in a month on Monday, its gains filtering across Asia, where bourses from Hong Kong to Tokyo ended the day firmer.European shares also rose, with a pan-European equity index up 0.5 percent after touching a two-week high on Monday, while MSCI's all-country ...

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First Published: Tue, July 10 2018. 17:40 IST