SYDNEY - Asian shares touched fresh three-year highs on Tuesday as investors in the region drew encouragement from a rally in Chinese markets, though caution was widespread given the torrent of U.S. economic news still to come this week.
LONDON - A slide in financial stocks, including Aberdeen Asset Management , knocked back Britain's top equity index on Monday, to its lowest level in nearly a week.
SYDNEY/SINGAPORE - The dollar held steady near a six-month peak against a basket of major currencies on Tuesday, as investors kept to the sidelines ahead of a policy review by the Federal Reserve.
LONDON/PARIS - European stocks edged lower on Monday, with unspectacular U.S. data and new European sanctions against Moscow offsetting strong earnings updates from firms like Ryanair and spin-off talk from Reckitt Benckiser.
LONDON - Sterling fell to a four-week low against the dollar on Thursday after data showed British retail sales were weaker than expected in June, another sign that the UK's economic recovery may be losing momentum.
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