EMERGING MARKETS-Trade uncertainty casts a pall on Latam currencies; Brazil's real hits life low

(Updates prices; adds quote, news items) * Brazil’s real hits record low * Beijing ‘pessimistic’ on trade deal -CNBC report * Argentina, Mexico stock markets shut for holiday By Medha Singh and Agamoni Ghosh Nov 18 (Reuters) – Latin American currencies started the week with declines as conflicting headlines surrounding U.S.-China trade talks kept investors on the sidelines, while Brazil’s […]

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Asia shares tick higher as China cuts repo rate

SYDNEY (Reuters) – Asian shares blipped higher on Monday after Beijing surprised markets by trimming a key interest rate for the first time since 2015, stirring speculation that more stimulus was on the way for the world’s second-largest economy. China’s central bank cut rates on seven-day reverse repurchase agreements by five basis points to 2.50%, a move that nudged the […]

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Asian shares rise as Kudlow comments lift trade hopes

SHANGHAI (Reuters) – Asian stocks jumped on Friday, propelled by a record S&P 500 finish and White House comments suggesting Washington and Beijing were close to striking a trade deal, reviving hopes the tariff war may near an end. However, analysts said investor sentiment remained fragile after weak data from China reinforced concerns about the global economy and amid increasing […]

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China's digital currency not seeking 'full control' of individuals' details: central bank official

SINGAPORE (Reuters) – China’s proposed digitized domestic currency is not a bid to gain full control of information belonging to the general public, a senior central bank official said on Tuesday, adding that the goal was to balance privacy concerns and the authorities’ need for information. China is preparing to be the first country to roll out a digitized domestic […]

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