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Major global equities markets steadied and the yen stabilized against the U.S. dollar Friday as worries about Portugal's biggest bank eased.MSCI's All-World Index, however, was still down 1.6 percent for the week, while the Standard & Poor's 500 index was on track for its worst week since April.Portugal's PSI 20 index was up 1.3 percent after the country's largest bank, Banco Espirito Santo, said late Thursday that loan losses that hit its founding family would not put the bank at risk of running short of capital.The Standard & Poor's 500 Index was down 1.72 points, or 0.09 percent, at 1,962.96 .The MSCI World index was down 0.1 percent, while the pan-European FTSEurofirst 300 index was flat.
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