Australia shares hit 13-mth high on gold, tech boost; NZ rises on record low rates

* Gold, tech stocks lead gains on Aussie benchmark * RBNZ holds cash rate at 0.25%, as expected * NZX

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World stocks hit record high as bond yields ease with inflation fears

By Kevin Buckland, Herbert Lash TOKYO (Reuters) – Global equity markets rose to a fresh record high on Wednesday as

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U.S. consumers raise outlook for inflation, labor market, NY Fed survey finds

FILE PHOTO: Shoppers carry bags of purchased merchandise at the Willow Grove Park Mall in Willow Grove, Pennsylvania, U.S. November

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China’s Ant Group to become financial holding company: central bank

FILE PHOTO: A thermal imaging camera is seen in front of a logo of Ant Group at the headquarters of

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Fed’s Powell: U.S. economy at an ‘inflection point’ – CBS ’60 Minutes’

FILE PHOTO: Chair of the Federal Reserve Jerome Powell listens during a Senate Banking Committee hearing on “The Quarterly CARES

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Exclusive: China’s antitrust regulator bulking up as crackdown on behemoths widens

BEIJING/HONG KONG (Reuters) – China’s competition watchdog is adding staff and other resources as it ramps up efforts to crack

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Take Five: Who’s afraid of U.S. inflation?

LONDON (Reuters) – 1/ U.S. INFLATION FILE PHOTO: A worker pours hot metal at the Kirsh Foundry in Beaver Dam,

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China will take necessary measures to uphold rights of Chinese companies

FILE PHOTO: Chinese and U.S. flags flutter outside the building of an American company in Beijing, China, January 21, 2021.

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Futures struggle for direction ahead of Fed minutes

FILE PHOTO: The front facade of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) is seen in New York City, U.S., March

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