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GLOBAL MARKETS-Stocks cheered by Trump trade talk; sterling plagued by politics

4:49am GMT

* Trump says trade talks ongoing with China, could act on Huawei

GLOBAL MARKETS-Stocks run with Sino-US trade hopes; sterling hamstrung by politics

2:37am GMT

* Trump says trade talks ongoing with China, could act on Huawei

GLOBAL MARKETS-Asia stocks up on Sino-US trade hopes, sterling nurses losses

12:45am GMT

SYDNEY, Dec 12 Asian stock markets edged ahead on Wednesday as U.S. President Donald trump sounded upbeat about a trade deal with China, while sterling struggled with talk of an imminent party coup against British Prime Minister Theresa May.

GLOBAL MARKETS-Asia stocks cautious, pound pummelled by politics

11 Dec 2018

SYDNEY, Dec 12 Asian markets faced a fraught session on Wednesday as conflicting reports deepened confusion over Sino-U.S. trade, while sterling was battered by talk of an imminent party coup against British Prime Minister Theresa May.

UPDATE 2-Australian home loans jump as RBA sticks to rate hike call

10 Dec 2018

* Next move in rates likely up, rather an a decrease - RBA's Kent

GLOBAL MARKETS-Asia shares struggle to rally, oil skids further

07 Dec 2018

* Bonds rally as markets price in less than one hike next year

GLOBAL MARKETS-Asia shares struggle to rally, oil skids further

07 Dec 2018

* Bonds rally as markets price in less than one hike next year

GLOBAL MARKETS-Battered Asia shares try to rally on talk of Fed pause

07 Dec 2018

* Bonds rally as markets price in less than one hike next year

Australia's central bank: next rate move likely up, but room to cut

06 Dec 2018

SYDNEY Australia's central bank has room to cut policy rates from current record lows although the next move is still likely to be an increase rather than a decrease, Deputy Governor Guy Debelle said on Thursday.

Australia's economy slows, rate hike ever more distant

05 Dec 2018

SYDNEY Australia's economy slowed more than expected last quarter as consumers reacted to tepid wage growth by shutting their wallets, a disappointing outcome that sent the local dollar sliding as investors pushed out the chance of any rate hike.

World News

Trump ex-lawyer Cohen given 3 years in prison, blames 'blind loyalty'

President Donald Trump's former personal lawyer Michael Cohen was sentenced to three years in prison on Wednesday for crimes including orchestrating hush payments to women in violation of campaign laws before the 2016 election and financial wrongdoing, posing potential legal and political risks to Trump.