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Asia stocks, dollar wrestle with US election risk

Sovereign bonds, gold, the yen and Swiss franc were all in favour, and even the prospect of a December rate increase from the Federal Reserve could not save the dollar.

 
 
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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