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Markets roiled by downing of Russian jet by Turkey

LONDON (AP) — European stock markets slid Tuesday as jitters about instability in the Middle East intensified following the downing of a Russian jet by Turkey over Syria. KEEPING SCORE: In Europe, France’s CAC 40 was down 1.8 percent at 4,801 while the FTSE 100 index of leading British shares fell 1 percent to 6,240. … Continue reading

Asian stock markets higher, Japan gains on stimulus hopes
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Asian stock markets higher, Japan gains on stimulus hopes

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Asian stock markets bounced higher Wednesday, led by gains in Japan where investors were buoyed by expectations for more economic stimulus. KEEPING SCORE: Japan’s Nikkei 225 surged 2.5 percent to 17,347.42 after sliding 4.1 percent on Tuesday amid a global market sell-off. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng index added 1.2 percent … Continue reading