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Asian stocks rise except for Japan as markets watch China protests

Asian stocks rise except for Japan as markets watch China protests

TOKYO (AP) — Asian stocks were mostly higher on Tuesday as market jitters eased over protests in China sparked by growing public anger over COVID-19 restrictions. Benchmarks rose in early trading in Australia, South Korea and China, while stocks fell in Japan. Oil prices have fallen. Japanese government data released on Tuesday showed the unemployment …

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Lula’s push to boost spending in Brazil rattles markets

RIO DE JANEIRO — During the election campaign, Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva promised to maintain a massive social welfare program, raise the minimum wage, and increase spending on health and education. Now Brazil’s president-elect is trying to keep his promises – and investors are getting worried. Da Silva’s transition team presented to Congress on …

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