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World stocks dip, oil gains as Syria fears go on; U.S. bank shares fall

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By Caroline Valetkevitch and Rodrigo CamposNEW YORK (Reuters) - Oil prices extended recent gains and a gauge of global stocks eased on Friday as concern over a broader conflict in Syria left investors nervous, while U.S. bank shares led Wall Street lower.The State Department said on Friday that it had proof that Syria carried out a recent chemical weapons attack in the town of Douma.The prospect of Western military action in Syria that could lead to confrontation with Russia hung over the Middle East.Oil prices added to recent gains that drove them to highs not seen since late 2014 and posted ...

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First Published: Sat, April 14 2018. 03:03 IST
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