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WORLD HEADLINES – A looming deadline in the U.S.-China trade conflict kept the dollar near two-week highs on Wednesday, inflicting fresh losses on emerging markets and sending world stocks lower for the fourth day in a row.
STOCKS – European shares traded lower on Wednesday as trade tensions and growing worries about emerging market currencies cut investor appetite for risky assets.
BONDS – Treasuries traded firm, consolidating after yesterday’s sell-off.
COMMODITIES – Oil prices fell, weighed down by the stronger dollar and as a tropical storm impacted U.S. Gulf coast production less than initially expected.
CURRENCIES – The greenback’s rise, up almost 8 percent since end-March, has sent emerging markets reeling, with MSCI’s emerging equity benchmark falling for the sixth day in a row while an index of emerging market currencies shed 0.4 percent overnight to 15-month lows.
ECONOMIC DATA – CAD Trade Balance due at 8:30, BOC Rate Statement at 10:00 ET.
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