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GLOBAL MARKETS ROUNDUP * Asian shares ticked higher on Friday as investors cheered upbeat U.S. growth data, while the dollar held near four-week highs against the yen as markets awaited the outcome of the Bank of Japan's monetary policy meeting. * The dollar held at four-week highs against a basket of major currencies early on Friday, getting another boost from encouraging growth data a day after the Federal Reserve gave an upbeat assessment on the economy. * Brent crude futures fe
TOKYO, Oct 31 - The yen tumbled to its lowest level in almost seven years against the dollar on Friday, as the Bank of Japan wrong-footed markets by unexpectedly easing policy further in the face of mounting evidence it would miss its inflation goal.
LONDON, Oct 27 - Sterling rose against the dollar on Monday, boosted by robust British retail sales data and expectations the Federal Reserve will emphasise this week that U.S. interest rates are likely to stay lower for longer.