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U.S. Treasury bonds continued to gain on Friday, after President Barack Obama authorized airstrikes on Iraq.
Wall Street looked set to open higher on Friday, as geopolitical events sent investors fleeing to a perceived flight to safety.
U.S. Treasury bonds recommenced their upward swing on Thursday, as Russian counter-sanctions kept risk-aversion at a high.
European stocks closed lower, after fluctuating for much of the day, as investors reacted to rate decisions by the BoE and the ECB.
Wall Street was seen opening higher on Thursday, even as Russia confirmed a wave of counter-sanctions aimed at its Western detractors.
Weak manufacturing data for Germany has raised concerns its economy is losing steam, hit by an aggressive Russia and a stagnant euro zone.
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