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Global stocks rose again Tuesday on optimism Britain will vote to stay in the European Union, as investors awaited an economic report by the head of the U.S. Federal Reserve.
 
The pound slipped on Tuesday after its best one-day gain since the 2008 global financial crisis, with Britain's nailbiting vote on its future in the European Union just days away.
 
Asia led a rally in global markets Monday, building on gains at the end of last week as polls suggest Britain's upcoming referendum will result in the country staying in the European Union.
 
Oil prices extended gains in Asia Monday thanks to a weaker U.S. dollar and easing fears of Britain's exit from the European Union.
 
E3 show heralds social and virtual future for video games
As the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) video game gathering wrapped Thursday, it was easy to envision a future of social play in virtual worlds with celebrity gamers broadcasting action.
 
Only a tiny fraction of climate change funding is going into small-scale solar, biogas and other off-grid systems that may be the best way to get power to the world's poorest, researchers say.
 
Asian stocks rose Friday after the previous day's sell-off and a rebound on Wall Street, while the killing of a lawmaker forced a suspension of campaigning for Britain's EU vote, which analysts said could benefit the "remain" camp.
 
Oil prices rebounded with share markets in Asia Friday following a six-session sell-off, with the dollar softening against most other currencies on easing concerns over Britain's EU future.
 
Asian and European markets sank Thursday after Federal Reserve boss Janet Yellen sounded a warning over a possible British exit from the EU, while the yen soared to a 22-month U.S. dollar high as the Bank of Japan refused to pump up its stimulus.
 
Oil prices sank for a sixth straight session Thursday in Asia, tracking a sell-off across equities with an expected pick-up in output adding to worries about the global economy and a weaker-than-forecast fall in U.S. stockpiles.
 
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