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SEOUL, Nov 19 Round-up of South Korean financial markets: South Korea's KOSPI stock index ended firmer on Monday as investors took a cautious stance amid conflicting signals on the prospects for a truce in the Sino-U.S. trade dispute. The Korean won was flat, while bond yields dropped.
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SHANGHAI, Nov 19 China stocks rose on Monday as investors took heart from policy support measures aimed at shoring up weak markets and promoting growth, and as speculation swirls about a possible cut in benchmark lending rates.
TOKYO, Nov 19 Tokyo Steel Manufacturing Co Ltd , Japan's top electric-arc furnace steelmaker, on Monday said it will raise prices for its heavy plates in December by 2.5 percent to reflect tight market conditions amid solid construction demand.
LONDON, Nov 18 Nespresso, part of food giant Nestle, aims to use sustainable aluminium in all of its coffee capsules by 2020 under a deal with mining major Rio Tinto announced on Monday.
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