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Risk appetite flickers in Europe, ECB speculation holds down euro

LONDON - Risk appetite flickered back into life in financial markets on Tuesday with the dollar and European and Japanese shares rising while safe-haven bonds, the yen and gold all took a step back.

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Nissan says Aug China auto sales fell 0.7 pct y/y 7:06am BST

SHANGHAI, Sept 2 - Japanese automaker Nissan Motor Co Ltd said on Tuesday that, together with its Chinese joint venture partner, it sold about 85,500 automobiles in China in August, down 0.7 percent from a year earlier.

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Japan Finance Minister Aso says economy's recovery trend remains intact 3:10am BST

TOKYO - Japanese Finance Minister Taro Aso said on Tuesday that the economy remains in a recovery trend, following a slew of economic indicators that cast some doubt about the strength of a rebound from April's sales tax hike.

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Japanese regular pay and bonuses rise in July, offer relief for PM Abe 3:06am BST

TOKYO - Japanese summer bonuses rose in July and regular pay grew for the second straight month, government data showed, suggesting some firms are gradually raising wages.

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Japan finmin Aso says economy's recovery trend remains intact 3:05am BST

TOKYO - Japanese Finance Minister Taro Aso said on Tuesday that the economy remains in a recovery trend, following a slew of economic indicators that cast some doubt about the strength of a rebound from April's sales tax hike.

Japanese regular pay and bonuses rise in July, offer relief for PM Abe 2:32am BST

TOKYO - Japanese summer bonuses rose in July and regular pay grew for the second straight month, government data showed, suggesting some firms are gradually raising wages.