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Microsoft shares hit all-time high as cloud business flies above estimates

The company's shares have doubled since August 2013 with Chief Executive Satya Nadella restoring investor confidence by focusing on mobile and cloud computing rather than PCs.

Asian shares held early gains on Wednesday as a barrage of Chinese data confirm the economy had stabilised on the back of government spending.
Asian stocks edged higher and the dollar bounced on Friday as global markets took a breather after being churned by downbeat Chinese economic data the previous day.
Yellen said on Friday the Fed may need to run a "high-pressure" economy in order to reverse damage from the global financial crisis that depressed output.
The British pound jumped back from lows in a volatile trading session though concerns about a "hard Brexit" are likely to keep the currency under pressure.
Asian shares wobbled on Tuesday after fading hopes for a reduced Deutsche Bank fine and rising expectations of a US interest rate hike pressured Wall Street.
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