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Global stocks bounce as Trump changes tack on Syria, earnings hopes

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By Hideyuki SanoTOKYO (Reuters) - Global stocks recovered to three-week highs on Friday as anticipated strong earnings season took centre stage after U.S. President Donald Trump backtracked on his suggestion of an imminent missile attack on Syria.MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan ticked up 0.1 percent while Japan's Nikkei gained 0.8 percent.MSCI's broadest gauge of the world's stock markets also edged up 0.1 percent after hitting a three-week high on Thursday.In New York, the S&P 500 gained 0.83 percent, led by a 1.83 percent gain in financials after strong ...

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First Published: Fri, April 13 2018. 06:29 IST