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The world economy will pick up speed this year and next, helped by steadier commodity prices and a pickup in global trade, the World Bank said Sunday.
Shares in Taiwan closed lower but remained above the 10,000-point mark on Wednesday as the market resumed trading following the four-day Dragon Boat Festival holiday.
Seven wealthy democracies ended their summit Saturday in Italy without unanimous agreement on climate change, as the Trump administration plans to take more time to say whether the U.S. is going to remain in the Paris accord on limiting greenhouse gas emissions.
London's benchmark FTSE 100 index dipped Thursday as investors awaited fresh growth and inflation forecasts from a Bank of England expected to announce that it is holding interest rates at a record low 0.25 percent.
South Korea's won advanced in Asian trade Wednesday as Moon Jae-in's landslide presidential election win helped investors look past fresh warnings of a nuclear test from the North.
The dollar extended gains in Asian trade Tuesday as investors swung their attention to expectations of another U.S. interest rate hike next month, but equities struggled under the weight of profit-taking following the previous day's rally.
European stock markets fell Monday and the euro dropped from a six-month dollar high as investors looked beyond Emmanuel Macron's French presidential victory to bet on whether he will be able to push through economic reforms.
Renewed jitters over the prospects of slower growth in the world's two largest economies -- the United States and China -- saw oil prices dive, markets sputter and commodities take a hit.
European stock markets rose Thursday as investors assessed the outlook for U.S. interest rates following a meeting of the Federal Reserve.