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Wall Street rises on tech strength; investors watch dollar

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NEW YORK - U.S. stocks were higher on Tuesday, lifted by strength in technology shares, but the S&P 500 and Nasdaq were on track for a negative month in September.

Dollar jumps, stocks set for worst quarter since 2012

NEW YORK - The dollar surged on Tuesday after weak euro zone inflation data for September raised expectations of new stimulus from the European Central Bank, while world stock markets were set for their largest quarterly drop in more than two years.

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Dollar hits four-year high, heads for best quarter in six years

NEW YORK - The dollar surged to a four-year high against a basket of currencies and a two-year high against the euro on Tuesday after euro zone inflation fell in September, putting the greenback on track for its biggest quarterly gain in six years.

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U.S. fund managers cut global equity holdings but back local stocks: Reuters poll

- U.S. fund managers recommended cutting global stock holdings in their model portfolio to the lowest since the financial crisis and suggested increasing higher cash and property allocations, a Reuters poll showed.

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Despite Fed, Russia, emerging bond issuance booms

LONDON - Shrugging off fears over the Fed, Russia and a default in Argentina, emerging market borrowers are on track for record bond issuance volumes this year, and their 2013 level may have already been surpassed.

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Strong dollar, rising volatility mark third-quarter markets. Same again in fourth quarter?

LONDON - The biggest scramble for dollars and sharpest rise in currency volatility for years were the hallmarks of financial markets in the third quarter, developments which have intensified worries that the final three months of the year might be equally bumpy.

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European shares inch higher early; RBS jumps

PARIS, Sept 30 - European shares inched higher in early trading on Tuesday, led by shares of Royal Bank of Scotland after the UK lender cut provisions for bad loans.

US STOCKS-Wall St edges lower; investors watch dollar strength

NEW YORK, Sept 30 - U.S. stocks were slightly lower on Tuesday, pulling back from the gain indicated by futures, as the dollar rose and weighed on multinational names.

European shares rise as inflation data raises prospect of ECB action

LONDON, Sept 30 - European shares rose on Tuesday as a batch of weak inflation data increased the chances the European Central Bank will introduce new stimulus measures to boost the region's flagging economy.

Nikkei slips on weak economic data, posts big monthly gain

TOKYO, Sept 30 - Japanese stocks fell to a one-week low on Tuesday as a one-two punch of weak economic data and a profit warning from Sumitomo Corp knocked out sentiment - but for the month the Nikkei posted its biggest gain since last November. The Nikkei share average fell 0.8 percent to 16,173.52, the lowest closing level since Sept. 24. For the month, the benchmark rose 4.9 percent helped by the weakening yen and building momentum in the U.S. economy. It was the biggest mon

Hong Kong main index ends worst month in 28 amid protests

HONG KONG, Sept 30 - Hong Kong's benchmark index fell to a three-month low on Tuesday, finishing on its biggest monthly fall since May 2012 as investors dumped shares amid the city's worst civil unrest in decades.

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