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Asia stocks up, dollar gains

Asian stocks edged up on Thursday, while the dollar’s gains were limited as U.S. President Donald Trump’s struggle to push through a healthcare reform bill raised doubts over whether he can win support for pro-growth economic policy measures.

European markets are poised for a stronger start, with financial spreadbetter CMC Markets (LSE: CMCX.L – news) expecting Britain’s FTSE 100 to open 0.1 per cent higher, Germany’s DAX to be up 0.4 per cent and France’s CAC 40 to begin the day 0.2 per cent higher.

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