Pound dives on increased no-deal Brexit prospect

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The pound fell against the dollar and euro on Wednesday as Britain’s government moved to extend the suspension of parliament, increasing the likelihood of a no-deal Brexit. Meanwhile, global stocks had a mixed day, with Wall Street staging a late rally, shrugging off its fears for the slowing world economy. […]

Tokyo stocks open modestly higher

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Tokyo stocks opened slightly higher on Wednesday, as positive sentiment from China’s announcement of stimulus and bargain-hunting purchases offset the negative impact of losses on Wall Street. The benchmark Nikkei 225 index was up 0.20 percent or 41.11 points at 20,497.19 in early trade, while the broader Topix index was […]