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SE Asia Stocks-Philippines, Singapore extend falls as sentiment sours

By Susan Mathew Oct 21 The Philippine index ended lower on Friday as concerns about the Duterte government's foreign alliances spooked sentiment while shares in Singapore fell for a second session. The index extended declines from Thursday to end 0.8 percent lower as President Duterte's increasing alignment with China while "separating" from the United States was not well received by investors.. However, the index was up 3.53 percent for the week. Trade Minister Ramon

Acacia gold output boost drives shares higher again

BENGALURU/LONDON, Oct 21 Gold mining company Acacia Mining expects output this year to be about 5 percent above the top of its earlier forecast, it said on Friday, driving its shares more than 10 percent higher.

Rise in British American Tobacco shares supports FTSE 100

LONDON, Oct 21 UK shares steadied on Friday, boosted by British American Tobacco after it bid for U.S. rival Reynolds American, while profit warnings from mid-sized companies added a note of caution before earnings season picks up next week.

EMERGING MARKETS-EM stocks fall, yuan at 6-year low

LONDON, Oct 21 Emerging stocks fell on Friday but were still on course to end the week up over 1 percent, while currencies were pressured by a strong dollar with China's yuan hitting a six-year low.

European shares supported by tobacco merger plan, earnings

* European earnings seen down 13 pct in third quarter (ADVISORY- Follow European and UK stock markets in real time on the Reuters Live Markets blog on Eikon - see cpurl://apps.cp./cms/?pageId=livemarkets) Adds details, updates prices)

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