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  • TOKYO— Shares were mostly higher in Asia on Wednesday after a mixed finish on Wall Street. Investors were turning their focus to policy meetings by central bank boards in Japan and the EU. KEEPING SCORE: Japan's Nikkei 225 stock index edged 0.1 percent higher to 20,020.86 and the Hang Seng in Hong Kong climbed 0.5 percent to 26,663.51.

  • *Asia shares ex- Japan highest in over two years. *China optimism supports stocks, commodity prices. SYDNEY, July 19- The dollar huddled near multi-month lows on Wednesday as investors wagered any further tightening in the United States would be slow at best, while optimism on China's economy underpinned Asian shares and commodities.

  • *Trump agenda suffers blow after healthcare bill collapse. NEW YORK, July 18- The dollar stumbled on Tuesday and U.S. The collapse of his fellow Republicans' push to repeal and replace Obamacare with their own healthcare bill in the U.S. Senate again raised doubts in financial markets about Trump's ability to enact tax cuts and infrastructure spending.

  • *FTSE 100 dips but outperforms Europe. The FTSE 100 ended down 0.2 percent but outperformed heavy losses among European stocks thanks to a weaker pound, which benefits major exporting companies. "The Bank of England's rhetoric has taken an increasingly hawkish tone in recent weeks," Hargreaves Lansdown senior economist Ben Brettell said.

  • *U.S. yields, dollar fall after bill collapses. *Investors temper expectations for Trump's spending plans. LONDON, July 18- Europe's benchmark bond yields edged down on Tuesday, tracking U.S. equivalents after the collapse of a second healthcare bill in the U.S. Senate showed the difficulties President Donald Trump faces passing his ambitious spending plans.

  • PRAGUE, July 18- Prague stocks rose to a seven-week high on Tuesday after a tender offer lifted shares of artificial textile maker Pegas Nonwovens, while Hungary's forint firmed despite a dovish central bank holding steady as expected. Central European currencies have gained strength in recent weeks on the back of a softer dollar, which has lost some favor as...

  • *U.S. yields, dollar fall after bill collapses. *Investors temper expectations for Trump's spending plans. LONDON, July 18- Europe's benchmark bond yields edged down on Tuesday, tracking U.S. equivalents after the collapse of a second healthcare bill in the U.S. Senate showed the difficulties President Donald Trump faces passing his ambitious spending plans.

  • PRAGUE, July 18- Prague stocks rose to a seven-week high on Tuesday to lead central Europe after a tender offer lifted shares of artificial textile maker Pegas Nonwovens, while Hungary's forint firmed a touch before a central bank meeting. It was bid at 306.45 to the euro at 0918 GMT. Monika Kiss at brokerage Equilor said in a note that she did not expect the...

  • *FTSE 100 turns higher after inflation figures. The FTSE 100 was up 0.2 percent by 0845 GMT, propelled higher by a weaker pound as investors adjusted interest rate expectations after lower inflation figures. Major companies on the FTSE 100 benefit from a weaker pound making their exports relatively cheaper abroad.

  • LONDON, July 18- Emerging stocks flirted with 27- month highs on Tuesday while currencies firmed a touch as the dollar traded at 10- month lows after the collapse of a key U.S. healthcare bill raised doubts about President Donald Trump's reform agenda. Chinese mainland shares rose 0.3 percent after falling 1.4 percent on Monday due to a sharp sell off in small...

  • *U.S. yields, dollar fall after bill collapses. *Investors temper expectations for Trump's spending plans. LONDON, July 18- Europe's benchmark bond yields edged down on Tuesday, tracking U.S. equivalents after the collapse of a second healthcare bill in the U.S. Senate showed the difficulties President Donald Trump faces passing his ambitious spending plans.

  • MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan fluttered between positive and negative territory and last was slightly higher. Republican Senators Jerry Moran and Mike Lee announced their opposition on Monday to U.S. legislation to dismantle and replace the Affordable Care Act, commonly known as Obamacare, leaving it without enough votes to...

  • *LME COPPER: Three-month copper on the London Metal Exchange was trading up 0.2 percent at $6,007 a tonne at 0130 GMT, maintaining gains posted in the previous London session, where the price hit 4-1/ 2- month highs. *NORTH KOREA: South Korea on Monday proposed military talks with North Korea, the first formal overture to Pyongyang by the government of President Moon...

  • *Copper hits 4-1/ 2- month high after China data. NEW YORK, July 17- Copper prices surged to their highest levels in more than four months after robust data supporting China's economic growth, while a gauge of global stocks marked a record high for a third straight session. China's economy expanded at a faster-than-expected 6.9 percent clip in the second quarter,...

  • *Copper hits 4-1/ 2- month high after China data. NEW YORK, July 17- A gauge of world stocks climbed to a third straight record high on Monday while copper prices surged to their highest levels in more than four months after robust growth data in China. "The market from a big-picture perspective is just waiting on earnings," said Walter Todd, chief investment officer at...

  • *FTSE 100 up 0.4 pct. LONDON, July 17- Britain's major share index started the week with solid gains driven by basic resource firms, while a government contract win by crisis-hit construction firm Carillion gave it some respite from heavy losses sustained last week. Miners pushed the FTSE 100 up 0.4 percent, while mid-caps outperformed, rising 0.6 percent with...

  • *Copper hits 4-1/ 2 month high after China data. NEW YORK, July 17- A gauge of world stocks hit a record high on Monday while copper prices surged to their highest levels in more than four months after robust growth data in China. "The market from a big picture perspective is just waiting on earnings," said Walter Todd, chief investment officer at Greenwood Capital...

  • *Euro zone bond yields down. LONDON, July 17- Euro zone government bond yields fell on Monday, as tepid inflation numbers lifted expectations of a cautious stance at this week's European Central Bank meeting. The ECB meets on Thursday, three weeks after comments by central bank chief Mario Draghi that were seen as opening the door to policy tweaks in the coming...

  • *Euro zone bond yields down. LONDON, July 17- Euro zone government bond yields fell on Monday, as tepid inflation numbers lifted expectations of a cautious stance at this week's European Central Bank meeting. The ECB meets on Thursday, three weeks after comments from central bank chief Mario Draghi that were seen as opening the door to policy tweaks in the coming...

  • LONDON, July 17- Stronger-than-expected Chinese economic growth data and reduced chances of another U.S. rate rise this year lifted emerging stocks to their highest since the end of April 2015 on Monday, tracking gains in developed markets. William Jackson, senior emerging economist at Capital Economics, also highlighted stronger-than-expected Chinese...