Dollar rises, stocks inch up as U.S.-North Korea summit gets underway

FILE PHOTO: A man looks at an electronic stock quotation board outside a brokerage in Tokyo, Japan February 9, 2018. Picture: REUTERS/Toru Hanai

SYDNEY – The dollar jumped to a 3-week top on Tuesday while Asian stocks edged up as a highly anticipated US-Korea summit got underway in Singapore, potentially paving the way to ending a nuclear stand-off on the Korean peninsula. US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un shook hands and smiled as […]

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