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Stocks stable despite weak growth in US, eurozone

New York (AFP) - Global stocks proved resilient Friday despite disappointing second-quarter economic growth in Europe and the United States and an underwhelming stimulus package from the Bank of …

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Paris (AFP) - French growth stagnated in the second quarter of the year, statistics bureau Insee reported Friday, a "disappointing" result that dashed hopes of a small economic expansion.

Zurich (AFP) - Swiss banking giant UBS on Friday beat earnings expectations in the second quarter, despite a 14-percent slide in net profits as economic uncertainty hit its activities.

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