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Global stocks drift, China unveils ‘historic’ steps for property

Global stocks eased on Friday after Federal Reserve officials hinted U.S. interest rates may not fall any time soon, while commodities rallied on the back of optimism over a series of measures in China to stabilise its beleaguered property sector. Data on Wednesday showed cooling US consumer price inflation, prompting markets to price in at least two rate cuts this year. But the excitement soon fizzled out as the latest report showed the that U.S. labour market remains tight, while central bank...

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