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Upbeat data lifts dollar; trade uncertainties linger

The U.S. dollar shook off early weakness to advance against a basket of currencies on Friday, after data showed U.S. factory and services activity quickened in November in a sign of the continued resilience of the U.S. economy.


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Daily Briefing: Headline fatigue

With 2019 entering its final stretch, the question for investors is whether to stay or go. Stay in equities or book the profits and bow out? Trade war flip-flops, political noise in the UK and USA, economic data that swings between hope and despair - today brings all that.

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Dollar firms as U.S.-China trade remains in focus

The dollar shook off early weakness to creep higher against other major currencies on Thursday, with investors focussed on the latest developments in a bitter 16-month long trade dispute between the United States and China that has weighed on the world economy.

Portuguese police march for better pay

Thousands of police officers marched to Portugal's parliament on Thursday to demand better pay and conditions, in the biggest police protest since the Socialists came to power in 2015.