Global shares rise ahead of Fed minutes

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By Elizabeth Dilts Marshall NEW YORK (Reuters) – Stock markets rose and benchmark U.S. treasury yields fell on Wednesday as traders waited for news from the U.S. Federal Reserve – the world’s most influential central bank – that might shed light on the path of its policy tightening. Nerves about a global recession were jangled on Tuesday by weak U.S. housing market data, but the mood gradually strengthened in global markets. Hints of more stimulus from China and a welcome tick up in German consumer morale lifted Europe’s STOXX 600 0.72%, and MSCI’s gauge of stocks across the globe gained 0.42%…

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