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Global Markets: U.S. stock futures up, oil down on hopes Syria attack a one-off

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By Wayne ColeSYDNEY (Reuters) - U.S. stock futures firmed and oil fell on Monday as investors wagered the latest U.S.-led strike on Syria would not escalate into a wider conflict, though Asian markets turned mixed as selling in bank shares slugged Chinese indexes.EMini futures for the S&P 500 rose right from the start and were last up 0.4 percent, while Eurostoxx 50 futures added 0.27 percent.Japan's Nikkei rose 0.3 percent. Yet MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan slipped 0.4 percent as Chinese blue chips skidded 1.7 percent.Real estate and financial firms led the ...

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First Published: Mon, April 16 2018. 11:48 IST
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