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US STOCKS-P&G, Honeywell soothe Wall St after sell-off

U.S. stock futures ticked higher on Friday as a handful of major U.S. corporations beat results forecasts, offsetting concerns about political and growth risks in Europe, China and Saudi Arabia that drove a 1 percent fall a day earlier.

SE Asia Stocks-Most slip; Philippines climbs, posts first weekly gain in seven

Most Southeast Asian stock markets closed lower on Friday, as weak economic data from China added to concerns over trade tensions, hurting investor sentiment. China's economic growth in the third quarter slowed to 6.5 percent, its weakest pace since 2009 and below expectations, as a campaign to tackle debt risks and the trade war with the United States weighed on the economy. Malaysian stocks closed 0.3 percent lower, weighed down by its teleco

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Ireland insists on Brexit 'backstop' - PM Varadkar

Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar said on Friday that a possible extension of Britain's post-Brexit transition period would not diminish Ireland's need for a "backstop" to avoid a hard border with Northern Ireland.