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Futures edge higher ahead of Jackson Hole meeting, data

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NEW YORK - U.S. stock index futures edged higher on Thursday, ahead of a flurry of economic data and the start of the meeting of top central bankers and economists in Jackson Hole, Wyoming.

Euro steadies at 11-month low as dollar reigns

LONDON - Some reassuring data from Germany eased pressure on the euro on Thursday after speculation of an earlier rate rise from the Federal Reserve had pushed the dollar to an 11-month high.

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German data brings some relief to euro, Norwegian crown rallies

LONDON - The euro recovered from a 11-month low against the dollar on Thursday after better-than-expected German private sector growth data, although gains were limited given the numbers did little to alter expectations of more monetary stimulus.

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Exclusive: Funds could face market curbs after lobbying backfires

LONDON - Fund managers may face tougher scrutiny by global regulators than planned after their intense lobbying against a first proposal backfired, industry sources and G20 officials said.

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Stock traders seek edge in pre-market twilight zone

LONDON - On most weekday mornings over the past year, Paris-based financial trader David Sibi has turned on a computer program designed to try and beat the U.S. stock market before it even opens.

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Nikkei rises for 8th day as strong U.S. data, weak yen boost mood

TOKYO - Japan's Nikkei share average rose for an eighth day on Wednesday morning as the yen weakened, but gains were subdued as many investors stuck to the sidelines ahead of the U.S. Federal Reserve's annual meeting starting on Thursday.

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European shares edge lower, miners weigh

LONDON, Aug 21 - European equities edged lower in early trading on Thursday, with miners slipping after a disappointing manufacturing survey from China, the world's biggest metals consumer.

US STOCKS-Futures edge higher ahead of Jackson Hole meeting, data

NEW YORK, Aug 21 - U.S. stock index futures edged higher on Thursday, ahead of a flurry of economic data and the start of the meeting of top central bankers and economists in Jackson Hole, Wyoming.

German data helps Europe shares extend 2-week rally

PARIS, Aug 21 - European stocks rose on Thursday, extending their sharp two-week rebound, boosted by better-than-expected German private sector growth figures which reassured investors about the outlook for Europe's biggest economy following a soft patch.

Nikkei rises to 3-week high as weaker yen helps sentiment

TOKYO, Aug 21 - Japanese stocks rose to a three-week high on Thursday, posting gains for the ninth consecutive day, as a weaker yen shored up exporters after minutes of the U.S. Federal Reserve's July meeting raised the risk of an earlier rate hike. The Nikkei share average climbed 0.9 percent to 15,586.20 points, its highest closing level since July 31. The nine-day winning streak was the longest since December. The broader Topix added 0.9 percent to 1,291.19, and the new JPX-

HK's main share index posts worst loss in 2 weeks, China PMI drags

HONG KONG, Aug 21 - Hong Kong's benchmark share index posted its biggest daily loss in two weeks on Thursday, after a preliminary private survey showed growth in China's vast factory sector slowed to a three-month low in August, triggering broad profit-taking on recent gains.

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