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Wall Street little changed after August rally, data

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NEW YORK - U.S. stocks held near the unchanged mark on Tuesday as investors digested the latest batch of solid economic reports on the heels of the strongest monthly performance for the S&P since February.

Dollar jumps after U.S. data; bond prices slump

NEW YORK, Sept 2 - The dollar jumped to its highest this year against the yen on Tuesday, lifted by strong U.S. economic data, while the euro slipped to a one-year low on speculation the European Central Bank will move toward looser monetary policy when it meets later this week.

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ECB bets push euro to one-year low against thriving dollar

LONDON - The euro slumped to a fresh one-year low against a broadly strong dollar on Tuesday on persistent speculation that the European Central Bank will introduce more aggressive monetary easing.

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Dollar rises above 104.49 yen to hit seven-month high

TOKYO - The dollar hit a seven-month peak against the yen on Tuesday, helped by expectations for further gains for the currency on diverging monetary policy paths.

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Algeria's In Amenas gas plant returning to normal after attack

OSLO/ALGIERS - A major gas plant in Algeria where 40 employees were killed by Islamist militants last year is returning to normal operations following a big step up in security, one of the plant's operators said on Monday.

01 Sep 2014

As aluminum market shifts to deficit, all eyes on China: Andy Home

LONDON - For the world's hard-pressed aluminum producers the current outlook is the rosiest in many years.

01 Sep 2014
World Markets

European shares edge up; Luxottica falls

PARIS, Sept 2 - European shares rose in early trade on Tuesday, bouncing within a recent tight range as investors await the European Central Bank's policy decision later this week before chasing stocks higher.

US STOCKS-Wall St little changed after August rally, data

* Indexes: Dow off 0.14 pct, S&P off 0.11 pct, Nasdaq up 0.18 pct (Updates to midday)

Nikkei ends at 7-month high in on weak yen, reform hopes

TOKYO, Sept 2 - Japan's Nikkei share average ended at a seven-month high on Tuesday in active trade as the yen slipped to a seven-month low against the dollar, sending exporters higher on hopes of a boost to earnings. The Nikkei gained 1.2 percent to 15,668.60, the highest since mid January. The broader Topix rose 1.1 percent to 1,297.00, and the JPX-Nikkei Index 400 gained 1.1 percent to 11,763.89. A total of 2.4 billion shares changed hands on the main board, the biggest

Hong Kong shares recover losses, lifted by China markets

HONG KONG, Sept 2 - Hong Kong shares finished flat for a third session on Tuesday, but recovered from session lows after major indexes in China's market reached fresh highs this year.

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