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Risk plays roar back as Clinton's prospects brighten LONDON: Stocks and the dollar posted their biggest gains in weeks on Monday after the FBI said it stood by an earlier recommendation that no criminal charges were warranted against Democrat Hillary Clinton.The news lifted a cloud over Clinton's presidential campaign two days before the U.S. election and put Wall Street firmly on track to snap a nine-day losing streak - its longest in more than 35 years.Asian stocks excluding Japan rose 0.9 percent, European stocks were up more than 1 percent in early trading and U.S. futures pointed to a rise of 1.3 percent at the open. That would be the biggest rise in two months.Many of the safe-haven assets that had performed so strongly last week when polls showed Republican candidate Donald Trump closing the gap turned the other way. Gold, bonds and the Swiss franc all fell on Monday."Markets are pricing in a win for Clinton," said ...
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