NEW YORK - More downbeat data from Europe pushed global equity markets to a third day of losses on Tuesday, while U.S. air strikes in Syria set a cautionary tone and lifted prices of safe-haven bonds.
TOKYO - The dollar held close to a four-year peak against a basket of major currencies on Wednesday, underpinned by safe-haven buying as U.S. and Arab warplanes struck targets in Syria.
LONDON - Britain's top shares fell on Tuesday, dragged down by healthcare shares, as new U.S. tax rules made it less likely companies such as Shire and AstraZeneca would become takeover targets.
LONDON - Global regulators have decided to back a widening to five minutes of the 60-second window during which daily currency reference rates are fixed, as part of industry efforts to overhaul the world's biggest market, banking sources said on Tuesday.
LONDON - Sterling held its ground against the dollar after a volatile opening on Tuesday, with concerns about a tax deal that prompted heavy sales of some UK stocks weighing on a currency still recovering from two weeks of political turbulence.
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