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  1. Japanese yen

    As Tensions Ease With North Korea, Markets Bounce Back

    The Pentagon’s still preparing for war. But now U.S. officials are saying they’re looking for a diplomatic solution to last week’s world-riveting intercontinental ballistic missile-armed tension between President Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. Asian and European stock markets have risen accordingly after days of jittery selling. Japan saw its sixth consecutive quarter of growth, a 4 percent GDP jump unmatched in 10 years, and South Korea and Taiwan both saw modest gains as traders seemed to be betting on business as usual.

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