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Hot data keeps stocks up after trade deal

LONDON (Reuters) - World stocks held near record highs on Thursday as some encouraging U.S. data ensured there was no post U.S.-China trade deal hangover for global markets.

After the previous day’s excitement the moves among the asset classes were mostly incremental, but there was still some energy left.

Reassuring U.S. retail sales data and Morgan Stanley wrapping up earnings from Wall Street lenders with a better-than-expected quarterly profit meant New York looked set for another record open. [.N]

MSCI’s broadest index of world stocks was a touch higher, although Europe was struggling and Asia ...

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