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Bunds at brink of zero as oil hits seven-year high

* Oil hits seven-year high after attacks on UAE * Bond yield continue to drive high * Rate-sensitive tech stocks keep share markets in the red * Russia and Ukraine markets steady after heavy selloff * China says will get ahead of curve with support measures By Marc Jones LONDON, Jan 18 (Reuters) - A seven-year high for oil prices pushed benchmark G
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Asian shares drop as bond yields rise ahead of Fed

By Scott Murdoch MELBOURNE, Jan 18 (Reuters) - Asia's share markets turned negative on Tuesday as two-year U.S. Treasury yields topped 1% for the first time in almost two years with investors weighing the risks of a Fed policy rate rise as soon as March. Early European markets on Tuesday were also slightly weaker. However, oil prices rose to their
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Australian shares slip as healthcare, banking stocks drag

By Upasana Singh Jan 18 (Reuters) - Australian stocks closed slightly lower on Tuesday, as shares of export-focussed healthcare companies slid due to a softer U.S. dollar, and banks weakened after data showed a spurt in COVID-19 cases battered consumer confidence. The S&P/ASX 200 .AXJO closed 0.1% lower at 7,408.80 after rising 0.3% earlier in the
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Asia shares tick higher as spotlight stays on Fed

By Scott Murdoch MELBOURNE, Jan 18 (Reuters) - Asia's share markets were mostly higher on Tuesday even as global investor attention remains fixed on the prospect of U.S interest rate hikes in the next few months, after two years of unprecedented pandemic-induced policy easing. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan .MIAPJ0000PUS
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Tech, miners drive Australian shares higher; Rio Tinto drops nearly 2%

Jan 18 (Reuters) - Australian shares rose in choppy trading on Tuesday, helped by technology stocks and miners, while the world's biggest iron ore producer Rio Tinto dropped after warning of softer iron ore shipments in 2022. The S&P/ASX 200 index .AXJO was up 0.3% at 7,439 points in early trade, after slipping 0.3% on Monday. While a holiday in th
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