Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange shortly before the closing bell in New York, U.S., April 6, 2018. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson
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Global stocks rose on Monday as the U.S. government played down fears of a trade war with China which has roiled markets over the last week.MSCI's world equity index, which tracks shares in 47 countries, was up 0.11 percent, helped by Europe's benchmark Stoxx 600 index rising 0.23 percent.Russian stock indexes and the rouble both fell on Monday after the United States hit Russian companies and officials as part of an aggressive round of new sanctions to punish Moscow for a range of activities, including alleged meddling in the 2016 U.S. election.The euro was down slightly at $1.2267, and above the recent trough of $1.2212, while the dollar index was 0.1 percent firmer at 90.218 .
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