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Asia shares scale four-and-a-half month peak on hopes of U.S.-China trade deal 2:09am EST

TOKYO (Reuters) - Asian stocks advanced to 4-1/2-month highs on Wednesday as investors bet that Chinese and U.S. trade negotiators would be able to secure a deal to de-escalate their year-long tariff war.  Full Article

 
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Ex-Canada minister at center of ethics allegations set to testify Tuesday, 19 Feb 2019 

OTTAWA (Reuters) - The former Canadian justice minister at the center of allegations of wrongdoing by government officials said on Tuesday she would break her silence as Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's team sought to defuse the biggest crisis of his career.  Full Article  

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Canada's British Columbia sees surplus, new child benefit Tuesday, 19 Feb 2019 

(Reuters) - Canada's British Columbia province on Tuesday projected a budget surplus of C$274 million ($207 million) in fiscal 2019-20, with larger surpluses forecast over the following two years and launched a new child benefit program and several initiatives to tackle climate change.  Full Article  

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Ex-Canada minister at center of ethics allegations set to testify Tuesday, 19 Feb 2019 

OTTAWA (Reuters) - The former Canadian justice minister at the center of allegations of wrongdoing by government officials said on Tuesday she would break her silence as Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's team sought to defuse the biggest crisis of his career.  Full Article