U.S. strikes on Syria keep a lid on global stocks

London • Soft U.S. jobs data and the decision by President Donald Trump to authorize the firing of U.S. missiles into Syria weighed on global stock markets Friday. The strikes though pushed gold prices higher as investors sought out the sanctuary of supposedly safe haven assets in a time of geopolitical uncertainty. KEEPING SCORE: In Europe, Germany’s DAX was down 0.5 percent at 12,169 while the CAC 40 in France fell 0.3 percent to 5,106. The FTSE 100 index of leading British shares was 0.1 perc...

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