GLOBAL MARKETS-Mexican peso climbs, stocks edge up as Trump's chances seen reducing

Mon Oct 10, 2016 1:43am EDT
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* Risk appetite supported, markets see less chance of Trump win

* Second debate with Clinton ends with no knockout blows

* Mexican peso, Canadian dlr hold early gains

* Sterling slipping again, lacking liquidity with Japan off

* Yuan hits six-year low as China returns from long holidays

By Wayne Cole

SYDNEY, Oct 10 (Reuters) - The Mexican peso climbed and stocks crept higher on Monday as markets saw less chance of a victory by Republican nominee Donald Trump in his U.S. presidential bid amid a scandal over comments he made about women.

A holiday in Tokyo limited the reaction in equities and MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan was up a slight 0.1 percent. Spread betting sites pointed to modest opening gains in Europe.

EMini futures for the S&P 500 rose 0.2 percent, as did Australian stocks, while Shanghai firmed 1.2 percent as markets there returned from a long holiday.   Continued...