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Global stocks gain on rate-cut wagers as ECB meeting looms

World shares rose on Wednesday and the dollar steadied with a European Central Bank policy meeting coming into focus following soft U.S. labour market data that firmed up bets of a September rate cut by the Federal Reserve. Worries about a cooling U.S. economy, however, kept a lid on risk appetite. The focus in Asia stayed on Indian markets, with stocks rising after Tuesday's plunge as voting results showed a slimmer-than-expected victory margin for PM Narendra Modi. The ECB meets on Thursday ...

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